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pocket handkerchief

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Clothes & fashion
pocket handkerchiefˌpocket ˈhandkerchief noun [countable] old-fashioned  DCa handkerchief
Examples from the Corpus
pocket handkerchiefThe only dab of colour was a dark blue pocket handkerchief.With his pocket handkerchief the Major wiped the window pane.With a large pocket handkerchief he wiped the perspiration from his forehead; it was getting hot.Finding her own pocket handkerchief, she gave it into the old lady's other hand.
pocket-handkerchiefˌpocket-ˈhandkerchief adjective [only before noun] British English informal  SMALLa pocket-handkerchief garden or area of land is very small and usually square
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