Origin of pocket-handkerchief
First recorded in 1635–45
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Examples from the Web for pocket-handkerchief
Daniel had an old workmanlike habit of carrying his pocket-handkerchief in his hat.
Coming out of his fit of grief, he clenched his pocket-handkerchief once more.
I,' he took out his pocket-handkerchief again and dabbed his face. '
Augustus, my dear child, find my pocket-handkerchief, and give it to me.'Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit
The day was hot, and after a few jerks he extracted a pocket-handkerchief from his sleeve.Roden's Corner
Henry Seton Merriman