pocket-handkerchief love



from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A handkerchief intended to be carried in the pocket.

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  • adjective small, or of restricted size.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a handkerchief that is carried in a pocket


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  • But best of all was the pool: where most villas boast pocket-handkerchief paddling pools, here was a pool in which to do solitary laps before breakfast, while staring out over miles of burnt-umber fields.

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  • I simply needed to be content with staring aimlessly at his amazing pinstripe suit and perfectly styled pocket-handkerchief

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  •  Doc sat there, sneezing and sniffling, blowing his nose into a pocket-handkerchief the size and color of a bed sheet.


  • He published his recollection, noting that "We closed the eyes completely, and placed silver coins upon them, and with a pocket-handkerchief we tied up the jaw, which had already begun to fall."

    Screaming Mummies!

  • The Mother Superior is greatly overcome by your Excellency's munificence towards the convent, and much perturbed at being unable to send you a specimen of your protégée's skill, exemplified in an embroidered pocket-handkerchief or a pair of mittens; but the fact is that poor Dionea has no skill.

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  • The way of carrying money in the corner of a pocket-handkerchief is still common.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • You should have tied a knot in your pocket-handkerchief, Mr. Solness.

    The Master Builder

  • You should have tied a knot in your pocket-handkerchief, Mr. Solness.

    The Master Builder

  • However, Goodchild (brought back by his cry for help) bandaged the ankle with a pocket-handkerchief, and assisted by the landlord, raised the crippled Apprentice to his legs, offered him a shoulder to lean on, and exhorted him for the sake of the whole party to try if he could walk.

    The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices

  • Then, in a minute, the Station relapsed into stupor as the stoker of the Cattle Train, the last to depart, went gliding out of it, wiping the long nose of his oil-can with a dirty pocket-handkerchief.

    The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices


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