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hanky

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a square piece of cloth used for wiping the eyes or nose or as a costume accessory

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"Are you sure you've got it?" he asked as he handed me the hankerchief with which I would mop up the projectile tears of our other colourful colleague - and Ramon's nephew - Pilato.
Attached to the bouquet was an antique lace hankerchief that belonged to her maternal grandmother.
He was on the anti-internment march on Bloody Sunday in January, 1972 and is forever captured in the photograph showing local priest Fr Edward Daly waving a bloodied white hankerchief in front of men who are carrying the body of Jackie Duddy, aged only 17.
This time I declared it but forget to bring it and had to cut up a pure silk hankerchief I had as a Christmas present and use it to tie up his tongue.
Barnes, who was interviewing the United chairman for Match of the Day was seen staggering out of the tunnel clutching a hankerchief to his bleeding mouth.
Considering the Diva rarely wears much more than a hankerchief around her essentials I would love to know what she has packed away in all that luggage.
She added: "He used his hankerchief to tend to Jackie.
Last night, he looked especially cool in an all-black number contrasted with a white tie and hankerchief.
Comedian Michael Barrymore, his familar face a mask of abject sorrow, wept openly and dabbed at his eyes with a folded white hankerchief.
Mr Cardy takes his hankerchief and wipes his eyes and face before he lovingly envelopes his wife protectively in his arms.
They claimed the underwear and hankerchief from which the original samples had been taken had apparently later been in contact with other clothes belonging to Hanratty.
Afterwards a policeman gently led her back into the house, where she lingered for a few moments before rushing out wipping away tears with a hankerchief.
Supt Buchanan died at the wheel and Chief Supt Breen was shot in the head as he waved a white hankerchief after staggering wounded from the passenger seat.
Few experienced that well- known scene where an embarrassed car salesman mutters into his hankerchief as he tries to tell you how little your car is now worth.
Simply use a hankerchief or tissue when you sneeze or, if you have to sneeze in your hand, wash your hands after sneezing.