hankie

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hankie a square piece of cloth used for wiping the eyes or nose or as a costume accessory
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Usage

In literature:

There's no hanky-panky this time.
"The Amateur Cracksman" by E. W. Hornung
He concluded that the latter must be aboard, though Hanky had not seen him go on the boat.
"Colorado Jim" by George Goodchild
I tell you, there's more in that Eastern hanky-panky than meets the eye; beyond that I'll offer no opinion.
"Merry-Garden and Other Stories" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Besides, it isn't a hanky cry, unless you make it worse.
"The Prisoner" by Alice Brown
An' how does he reckon to see onless maybe he's got holes cut in that there hanky?
"The Coyote" by James Roberts
That hanky has no legs to walk by itsel'.
"The Fiery Totem" by Argyll Saxby
Hanky, you keep with me.
"The Big Five Motorcycle Boys on the Battle Line" by Ralph Marlow
You are well known, you Bow Street runners, for your hanky-panky tricks.
"International Short Stories" by Various
Ay, syne I thocht I micht hae dropped my hanky into Snecky Hobart's pew, but no, it was in my tails.
"The Little Minister" by J. M. Barrie
When you landed at Fremantle there was no hanky panky about you.
"The Second String" by Nat Gould
Let's not give her back her hanky until to-morrow.
"At Boarding School with the Tucker Twins" by Nell Speed
Hanky-Panky: A Collection of Very Easy Tricks, Very Difficult Tricks, White Magic, Sleight of Hand, &c. Edited by W.H.
"The Eulogy of Richard Jefferies" by Walter Besant
Mind, I'll stand no hanky-panky.
"The Fire Trumpet" by Bertram Mitford
This latter fact connects, in my mind, her 'hanky-panky' with the old ceremony of 'touching' for the King's Evil.
"Stranger Than Fiction" by Mary L. Lewes
And never for a second must one be off one's guard for one's watch and money and even hanky.
"Sea and Sardinia" by D. H. Lawrence
Do you know who has been playing hanky-panky with the cells?
"Amusement Only" by Richard Marsh
Now, my man, you stand there agin the tree and don't try hanky-panky.
"A Boy of the Dominion" by F. S. Brereton
And mind you, Jim, no hanky-panky.
"The House 'Round the Corner" by Gordon Holmes
There is hanky-panky, I feel sure.
"Voices in the Night" by Flora Annie Steel
This is all we have to say about hanky-panky.
"The Art of Amusing" by Frank Bellew
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In poetry:

"Gran'ma, I'm come to spend the day,
'Cause mother finds me in the way.
Gran'ma, I'll peg the hankies out;
Gran'ma, I'll stir the starch about;
Gran'ma, I'm come, because, you see,
At home, they can't put up with me."
"On Washing Day" by Fay Inchfawn

In news:

He problem with this fast-paced novel about hanky-panky in the art world is that it slows down only for the memorable meals.
He went hanky-on-top to Anna Wintour's little soiree at the Paramount Hotel last week.
John Ford, the Unquiet Man: He Chewed a White Hankie .
No time for ' Hanky Panky .
Hanky Panky co-founders Lida Orzeck and Gale Epstein.
Hanky Panky co-founders Lida Orzeck and Gale Epstein.
Freddie of West Olive asked us where he can find Hanky Pank Bayou.
Hanky Pank Bayou In Spring Lake Last Month.
Indeed, for the millions of hankie hoarders, these developments are nothing to sneeze at.
I grew up in a time when hankies and slips were appreciated (by young ladies) and gave umbrellas at Sweet Sixteen parties.
Voter Fraud, DOJ Lying, GM Hanky-Panky, DEA Stung, and Teachin' Economics.
John Ford, the Unquiet Man: He Chewed a White Hankie.
The given was that business wasn't good, but no one was tearing their hankies to shreds.
Fruit Fly Hanky-Panky Could Threaten Avocado Crop.
Maryland's plan to boost Chesapeake Bay oysters will require a lot of hanky-panky.
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