Examples from the Web for handkerchief
Waving a silk cloth, he declared, “Gentlemen, I will have this land just as surely as I now have this handkerchief.”
Being polite “is using your handkerchief, but not just to wave goodbye from the platform.”Paris’s New Metro Etiquette Manual is a Rosetta Stone for Travelers|Christopher Dickey|December 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
“Now to say that I tried to convince Judd to stay is an understatement,” McConnell said, wielding a handkerchief.
When the mood struck, Guy would pick the strings with his teeth, or slap a handkerchief against the guitar for effect.
That handkerchief reveals the precision that is Lee at her best.Must-Reads: 'The Fat Years,' 'Drifting House,' and 'The Map and the Territory'|Isaac Stone Fish, Anna Clark, Cameron Martin|January 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The countess bounded up on the sofa and the duke wiped his forehead with his handkerchief.The Mesmerist's Victim|Alexandre Dumas
He fancied that she was writhing on her seat, that she was tearing her handkerchief with her hands.The Castle Inn|Stanley John Weyman
Her husband covered his face with his handkerchief, and silently turned from the carriage.A Russian Proprietor|Lyof N. Tolstoi
"Jacot," spoke Madelaine, in a low voice, as she raised a corner of the handkerchief which covered the cage.The Young Emigrants; Madelaine Tube; The Boy and the Book; and Crystal Palace|Susan Anne Livingston Ridley Sedgwick
I shot a glance at Ferguson, to find him wiping his face with his handkerchief.The Kidnapped President|Guy Boothby