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hanky

and hankie (ˈhæŋki)
n. a handkerchief, especially if lacy and feminine. Do you have a hanky I can borrow?

hankie

verb
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My knowledge of both history and geography has increased dramatically as well as the social history revealed by my hankies,Brenda says.
It was such a lot of money we didn't know what to do "FROM small acorns, large oak trees grow," says Sylvia Gaunt as she fondly remembers the little sister whose sad death inspired Middlesbrough factory girls to sew hundreds of ornate "two bob" hankies.
A member of the Montana Committee for the Humanities Speaker's Guild, Blanding has been talking to to audiences about the hankie for years.
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.
While dramatic occasions cannot substitute for historical evidence, and while the values ascribed to hankies in plays do not merely reflect the values or associations handkerchiefs occasioned in "real" life, dramatic uses -- influenced by genre, motivated by plot, and often exaggerated for effect -- nevertheless hint at some uses for hankies.
LOS ANGELES -- Hankie Couture announced today that the Hankie Couture 2012 calendar by BrownTrout Publishers Inc.
A Glorishears spokesman said: "The city centre will be full of Morris dancers, some with sticks and hankies, others with painted faces.
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.
PASADENA - The Boob Mobile, Chia People, Horror Kung Foo Theatre and Snotty Scotty & the Hankies were among the wacky acts strutting their stuff at Sunday's 28th annual Doo Dah Parade in Old Town Pasadena.
GET out your hankies and wave goodbye to the hilarious BBC series staring two of the best female comedy actresses in Britain.
According to sources, the prisoners need the hankies to continue with their artwork classes.
Hanky Panky was founded in 1977 by Gale Epstein and Lida Orzeck, after Gale gave Lida a birthday present of delightful lingerie made from hand-embroidered hankies.
The Perry Barr dancers, who have waved their hankies during Birmingham Symphony Hall concerts, have performed the May 1 celebration for many years.
I'll have a box of hankies at the ready for Joanna Newsom plucking heartstrings with her harp on Later Live.
KNOTTED hankies are finally dead as the official uniform of the Brit abroad, according to a study.