handkerchief

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Synonyms for handkerchief

hanky

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Synonyms for handkerchief

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

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Elsewhere, England still believe a group of grown-men wearing shorts and waving handkerchieves as they dance around a maypole is a valid piece of their culture.
When I was at Barcelona, the Spanish spectators would have been waving white handkerchieves in that situation, the sign for me to be sacked."
Other activities ranged from work in skill intensive areas such as weaving of Benarsi cloth, making imitation jewellery, manufacture of artificial flowers and other decorative items to more menial tasks such as opening cement bags, and packing of various items such as biscuits, handkerchieves, etc.
Metal leaves its most delicate trace in Stolen Thunder, a series of grubby cotton handkerchieves which have been used to buff-up famous people's metalware.
Handkerchieves could be coloured and worn with a flourish in your top pocket, or you could wear the cardboard-based ones which slipped into your top pocket, displaying three smart points and sometimes your initial in stylish red.