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Synonyms for hankie

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

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Next time, give your hankie a good boiling before whipping it out."
No one should be surprised that Olympic stories often lead the hankie ratings.
Our Great Scot awards ceremony is just three weeks away and host Jackie has her hankies at the ready.
"They just make you cry - people may want to bring a hankie!" She added: "What has been amazing has been the public reaction, be it volunteers for the Pals and benevol cordons, or people making blankets for the Little Girl.
SLIM Jim ties and fluorescent socks and top pocket hankies that came stitched to a piece of card.
The old adage holds true for Blanding's collection of more than 1,000 hankies, which includes mourning handkerchiefs, work handkerchiefs, sports handkerchiefs and bridal handkerchiefs.
Eddie put on a leather glove from his work van, tied a white hankie to a stick and waved it around and eventually the bird landed on his hand and he took it home.
The strawberry-spotted handkerchief in Othello is arguably the most well-known hankie in early modern drama.
directly--I shook it, from the hankie, out the window,
I took a lady friend to see it and warned her to have a hankie ready at the end because I had been told the audience would stand and cheer and shed a tear.
"Last year, I managed to keep my professional cool, with only a few dabs of the hankie, but this year I just know I'm going to have to battle hard against my emotions." Last year, foster carers May and Gerry Taggart were hailed our Great Scots after caring for 150 children over 30 years.
"At that time, everyone wore a hankie and we had women who were friends in the GEC factory in Middlesbrough sewing these hankies on their night shifts.
WON'T GIVE IN WHEN I've got a full on cold I refuse to put my life on hold I battle on through the working day Then at night in my bed I lay Re-energised for the next day at work If I stayed home I'd go berserk So must keep ploughing on the best I can With Lockets and Lucozade close to hand I shut myself away, so no germs I spread I'd rather be at work than in my bed I'm a conscientious lad you see On top of my work with aid of a hankie When the weekend's here I'll ease up Lots of rest and Lemsip cup On Monday I'm sure I'll be fine For the start of the week, the daily grind STEVEN HOOKWAY, via email.
After using a hankie to wipe the sweat from his face, Humperdinck - real name Arnold Dorsey - was seen to stuff it into his trousers and say: 'I only use one.'
No, we're not kidding--but there's only one, and it's first come, first served, Baby Jane of Hollywood has this lovely monogrammed hankie (and accompanying signature card) for just $150--along with a host of one-of-a-kind mementos, celeb photos, and showbiz flotsam.