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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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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.
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.
Stepan Arkadyevitch crushed the starchy napkin, tucked it into his waistcoat, and settling his arms comfortably, started on the oysters.
No, only add two bottles of champagne, and the difference will be for the napkins.
He bended his head sideways as he assiduously polished away with a napkin at the gleaming wood.
We pegged and quaffed away in silence for a while, until the time came when, instead of sitting bolt upright, and grasping the knife and fork firmly, we leant back in our chairs and worked slowly and carelessly - when we stretched out our legs beneath the table, let our napkins fall, unheeded, to the floor, and found time to more critically examine the smoky ceiling than we had hitherto been able to do - when we rested our glasses at arm's-length upon the table, and felt good, and thoughtful, and forgiving.
He must bring nothing outside; we will go in -- in among the dirt, and possibly other repulsive things, -- and take the food with the household, and after the fashion of the house, and all on equal terms, except the man be of the serf class; and finally, there will be no ewer and no napkin, whether he be serf or free.
She fetched a napkin and laid in it the magic fruits from the enchanted garden, which sparkled and shone like the most beautiful jewels.
When the council broke up on the sixth day the Sultan said to his vizir: "I see a certain woman in the audience-chamber every day carrying something in a napkin.
The Sultan asked her kindly what she had in the napkin, whereupon she unfolded the jewels and presented them.
This portion of the napkin was marked with half a baron's crown, and the letter H.
A woman, about six months after, came to claim it with the other half of the napkin.
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.
He sat at the table and had a napkin and plate, but the servants knew better than to offer him food.
Under the scheme, the ASMITA App will be available to Self-help Groups to distribute sanitary napkins to over 7 lakh school girls aged between 11 and 19 studying in state government schools and to over 1.