napkin


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Synonyms for napkin

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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The Sultan asked her kindly what she had in the napkin, whereupon she unfolded the jewels and presented them.
I don't think he requires a napkin under his chin, after all; are you accustomed to having one on, prince?
At last, after a long time had passed, the Cook drew a full, deep breath, as though of much regret, and wiped his hands upon the napkin, for he could eat no more.
He sat at the table and had a napkin and plate, but the servants knew better than to offer him food.
Moody found Isabel's card, and put his bracelet inside the folded napkin on her plate.
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.
But now the good woman, whether moved by compassion, or by shame, or by whatever other motive, I cannot tell, first gave her servants a round scold for disobeying the orders which she had never given, and then bidding the drawer lay a napkin in the Sun, she set about the matter in good earnest, and soon accomplished it.
It was the talent in the napkin, and, for a warm-hearted man, Charles had conveyed very little joy.
He spoke disrespectfully of the equator, he skipped from continent to continent, he derided the zones, he mopped up the high seas with his napkin.
Instantly flinging a fresh cloth over the round table under the bronze chandelier, though it already had a table cloth on it, he pushed up velvet chairs, and came to a standstill before Stepan Arkadyevitch with a napkin and a bill of fare in his hands, awaiting his commands.
Glegg, taking off her napkin, and folding it in an excited manner.
Every one knows what a multitude of things --beds, sauce-pans, knives and forks, shovels and tongs, napkins, nut-crackers, and what not, are indispensable to the business of housekeeping.
I never did see ladies doin' no sich; my old Missis nor Miss Marie never did, and I don't see no kinder need on 't;" and Dinah stalked indignantly about, while Miss Ophelia piled and sorted dishes, emptied dozens of scattering bowls of sugar into one receptacle, sorted napkins, table-cloths, and towels, for washing; washing, wiping, and arranging with her own hands, and with a speed and alacrity which perfectly amazed Dinah.
Athos called Grimaud, pointed to a large basket which lay in a corner, and made a sign to him to wrap the viands up in the napkins.