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serviette

Synonyms for napkin

a small piece of table linen that is used to wipe the mouth and to cover the lap in order to protect clothing

garment consisting of a folded cloth drawn up between the legs and fastened at the waist

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But what horrid, horrid thoughts," she wound up, laying down her napkin and pushing her chair back.
He bended his head sideways as he assiduously polished away with a napkin at the gleaming wood.
When I saw my host carefully lay out these occult substances of uninviting appearance on a clean napkin, and then plunge once more into profound reflection at the sight of them, my curiosity could be no longer restrained.
Rachel Lynde, as she hemstitched table napkins industriously.
Oblonsky took off his overcoat, and with his hat over one ear walked into the dining room, giving directions to the Tatar waiters, who were clustered about him in evening coats, bearing napkins.
Three China men in white jackets loafed with napkins in their hands around that desolation.
Yes, he must bring out seats and food for both, and in serving us present not ewer and napkin with more show of respect to the one than to the other.
He had to eat with a knife and fork; he had to use napkin, cup, and plate; he had to learn his book, he had to go to church; he had to talk so properly that speech was become insipid in his mouth; whitherso- ever he turned, the bars and shackles of civilization shut him in and bound him hand and foot.
So when she carried the toast to her aunt a little later, it was in the best gilt-edged china bowl, with a fringed napkin on the tray and a sprig of geranium lying across the salt cellar.
Wopsle could not possibly have returned the skull, after moralizing over it, without dusting his fingers on a white napkin taken from his breast; but even that innocent and indispensable action did not pass without the comment "Wai-ter
upon which the Earl commanded Alexander Richard, one of his attendants, to stop the patient's mouth with a napkin, which was done accordingly.
She fetched a napkin and laid in it the magic fruits from the enchanted garden, which sparkled and shone like the most beautiful jewels.
This portion of the napkin was marked with half a baron's crown, and the letter H.
The good MacW- would not even come out to his meals, and fed solitarily in his holy of holies from a tray covered with a white napkin.
Only on condition that he has a napkin under his chin at lunch, then," said Mrs.