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What do you call this bathroom item that is filled with water for people to dip their feet in?

Usually found in the bathroom. Also, in certain old films, you'd see characters dip their feet in them (they would be filled with hot water) in the winter.
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What is this white round plastic container called?

What can we call this round shaped plastic container?
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The name of red box for packaging coca cola bottles [closed]

What is the red plastic box (shown in the image below) called in English? It is used for packaging coca cola bottles, and holds about 24 of them.
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Where is the ‘abaft the beam’? [closed]

Please point out where ‘abaft the beam’ is on this picture. I cannot find it. abaft adv. Toward the stern. prep. Toward the stern from
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What do you call a contraption for holding newspapers?

In Austria, there is newspaper holder that looks like this: This allows you to hold newspapers in a more convenient way: Is there a better word for this device in American English than newspaper ...
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Is there a word for near the tip of an object?

I am designing a device with two similar components close to its tip, see below. I need some descriptors to tell the two components apart. What would be the best words to describe the positions? ...
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What is this thing in the picture called in English? [closed]

What is that thing that opens usually on top of the window called?
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What does a King wear? [closed]

Should I call it outfit or what?
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Word(s) for cardboard box whose flaps slide into slots to hold lid closed

What is the word(s) for the type of cardboard box whose lid can be held closed without tape. Specifically, the sides have slots and the lid has flaps that slide into the slots to be held in place by ...
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How to describe this body position? [duplicate]

How to describe the body gesture in this image? (Sculpture by Anthony Gormley, photo from Teri Gidlof via Pinterest) Is it natural to say this guy is curling up himself, with his arms holding his ...
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Picture at top of article

Many online news articles and blog posts begin with a large image at the very top of the article, usually showing the subject or something that causes association thereto if the subject is not ...
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What is the name of this thing shown in “Call Me By Your Name” movie?

What is the name of this thing shown in "Call Me By Your Name" movie? It looks like an antique object.
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Is There a Name for the Lines of an Arrowhead?

Given an arrow head symbol, formed by two lines, is there a name for each of  these lines, individually?  If not, perhaps a term that could be used to clearly convey that idea?  For example: "...
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What do you call this clamp in English?

Hi I want to search for images of this clamp, what do you call this in English?
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What do we call a house built with random material?

I am looking for a term to describe the actual houses inside slums, shanty towns or spontaneous settlements? Please check out the attached to know exactly what I mean.
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Is there a word for a building façade that only covers the entrance? [closed]

Is there an architectural word or term for a building façade that only covers the entrance area, rather than the entire front of the building? Something like this (in this example the entrance ...
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What is the name of this thing like a building on top of a roof?

It's like a building on top of a roof. I don’t know how to describe it too well, but you can walk out of it and be on the actual building's roof. This building thing is always on a roof, and can have ...
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Would you call this a plaque, or would you use another word?

This sculpture has a plate accompanying it giving a description of the subject. The title is "Statue of Pan", and then it goes on to describe a woodland deity. What would you call this plate? Would ...
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What word can we use to refer to the dome-like street/road and bowl-like street?

I already did some research on google regarding this, but it doesn't seem to suit my expectations. I searched with the term "curved road", but it appears that it's just a road with a turning. I'm a ...
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Rebus Ad in London tube: “your closet dreams”?

Hello, I’m wondering if anyone can help me to get the meaning of the last sentence in this tube advertisement (attached). I’ve deciphered the first part: Let's face it, ironing just isn’t in ...
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What would you call this fenced training area for horses? [closed]

What would you call this fenced area used for training horses?
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What is the English word for this big pipe?

In Cellular (2004) movie, There is a scene at the top of building construction, Ryan jumped into some big sliding pipe to escape from the Ethan. Is there any English word for this big pipe ?
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What is the single name for this switch thing? [closed]

I found this switch in South India. It is not moving and also I don't know how to use it. (click on image to enlarge it) What is the single name for this switch thing ?
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“Dressing-room” vs “Changing-room” or Something Else? [closed]

What is the proper way to name places where you can change clothes on the beach? Are they dressing-rooms, like those in shops? Or changing-rooms, as long as we simply change clothes? Or dressing/...
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What is the single name for this thing? [closed]

It protects the people from falling from building. Is there any single name for it?
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Is there any single name for this type of sport which look like exercise?

I saw this scene in Baywatch (2017) movie, Matt Brody moving from place to another by this sticks by putting into holes.
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What is the name for this feather-like material coming out of this wire?

This white feather-like thing exposed out of telephone cable: (click on the image to enlarge) This wire comes from the Main office to my home. The white "feather" has two copper wires side by side. ...
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What does 97/22 mean on a old drawing? [closed]

I don't know what 97/22 mean and was wondering if someone would let me know about it
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What is the walking area beside a highway called in English?

Please refer to the red arrows in the image on the left. This road is an expressway/highway, but somehow people can come up (using a staircase) and walk in this area, although I've almost never seen ...
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Opposite of epicanthic fold (not occidental)

There are families that have a certain genetic marker of the eyes, looking more or less like the opposite of the epicanthic fold of oriental eyes. I have seen it in some Native Americans and some ...
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Is there any difference between “an epaulet” and “shoulder board” when speaking about military uniform?

When I had tried to google the images for the word "epaulet" most of the pictures that popped up were the very decorated ones - mostly oblong gold braided stripes or very massive ones with fringes. ...
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What is this “sprocket” called?

I wonder what the "sprocket" in this image is called, since I cannot find anything like it when I searching for sprocket in an online shop like www.grainger.com or globalindustrial.com. Is there a ...
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What would you call or how would you describe this weapon?

I watched a Chinese movie in which the protagonist used this weapon. Its blade part can rotate like a drill. I was wondering if you know the name of this kind of weapon or how would you describe its ...
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What is the name of this symbol that looks like a double crucifix? [closed]

I found this symbol in the movie "The Day of the Jackal (1973)" opening scenes. What is it called in English?
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What is a pill's “envelope” called?

What is the name of the "envelope" that pills come in? Example: "I recently bought some ___________ of pills that will help me with my headaches". A photo of the "envelope" is included for reference:...
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What do you call an office separated into individual spaces?

I'm writing a paper and I have to describe what a certain work environment looks like. However, I don't know the proper term for this type of office layout. Surely you don't just call it a block ...
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What are the specific words to describe lines/wrinkles/crinkles on a piece of paper or a book?

Are there any specific words to describe such things? Is it minor damages, wrinkles, marks, creases? Not a fold and I don't mean the crumpled ones that most people do before throwing to the trashcan, ...
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Antonym of “upright” to describe the position of a phone [closed]

I have an issue with describing the following way of holding a telephone. As held in the picture below, I would describe it as "upright" However, I need to describe what it is like when it is ...
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How do you describe a castle like this (picture)? [closed]

Credit: Gothic Castle by MarinaOrtega, via DeviantArt.com What words or phrases or sentences that you can think of to depict this Gothic castle precisely? By precisely I mean people can visualise the ...
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What do we call the open part at the back of a snack pack?

I'm writing a packing procedure report. And I don't know what the open part at the back of a pack should be called. Does anyone know this?
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What is the Pointy Part of a Speech Bubble Called?

Given a speech bubble, what is the pointy part from which indicates the origin of the spoken word? I'm assuming this is the same term for thought bubbles? If not what's the term for the origin of ...
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What do you call a closet for school material?

What is the name of this "wardrobe" I use for putting the student's material and books? Closet? Wardrobe? Cabinet?
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What are the strings outside the baseball bat called?

So I found a cartoon; There are some strings coming out from the end of the bat. What are they called?
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Is there a word for the particular usage of the curly brace, or a shape like it, to indicate part of a diagram?

Or for measurements. Consider the green things in this image: Sorry if this ends up being a duplicate, the suggested questions to me seemed to address slightly different topics.
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Does this kind of bag have a specific name?

Does this kind of bag have a specific name in the English language?
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What is that wooden path into the beach called?

Some might call it just a wooden path or boardwalk, but I was wondering if this structure had a specific name.
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What do you call the piece of clothing George Washington is wearing?

What is the piece of clothing slung around George Washington's legs and right arm called?
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An expression for “Lying on your stomach, kicking your legs and feet up in the air”

What is a concise way to describe the following action? Someone lying on their stomach, kicking their legs and feet up into the air behind them, looking sexy. The description should be pretty ...
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Architectural term for this large horizontal structure below an external window?

What would one call the large horizontal structural fixture (on which the five faces are embedded)? The image is from the Chicago Civic Opera Building, built in 1928. This throne-shaped 49-story ...
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What is the word for this container?

It's glazed ceramic, tan and brown. There's no handle. It's about 21" tall and about 10" diameter. It's quite heavy. The sides are straight up and down. Thank you.