hanky

Definitions

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

In literature:

Oh, they've clubbed together this morning and are washing hankies and collars and things, and talking about me.
"The Flying U's Last Stand" by B. M. Bower
Here, use my hankie, Phil, for goodness' sake, if you've lost yours as usual.
"The Railway Children" by E. Nesbit
Hanky keeps Hanky well out of it; Panky must have a base of operations in Panky.
"Erewhon Revisited" by Samuel Butler
Wouldn't you like a dry hanky?
"The Window-Gazer" by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
He shore does use a pow'ful nice perfume on his pocket hanky, though.
"Tom Swift and his Photo Telephone" by Victor Appleton
There's no hanky-panky about Jos Myatt, anyhow.
"The Matador of the Five Towns and Other Stories" by Arnold Bennett
Hanky-panky and Hocus-pocus are each one half almost pure Hindustani.
"The English Gipsies and Their Language" by Charles G. Leland
My head had been sewn up, also my lip, and a nice tight bandage replaced the hanky.
"Fanny Goes to War" by Pat Beauchamp
Mr. GEORGE STEPHENS, Grand Master of Hanky-panky.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, Complete" by Various
All had been sure there would be hanky-panky.
"Boy Woodburn" by Alfred Ollivant
All my half of the train had khaki hankies and sweets; they simply loved them.
"Diary of a Nursing Sister on the Western Front, 1914-1915" by Anonymous
I'm taking along a dozen extra hankies.
"Man of Many Minds" by E. Everett Evans
We've a' a hankie mair than we deserve, nae doot.
"My Man Sandy" by J. B. Salmond
I've left a man in charge to see there's no hanky-panky.
"Pushed and the Return Push" by George Herbert Fosdike Nichols, (AKA Quex)
He had no idea I wasn't interested in his other hanky-panky, but could tell I had had a low blow.
"The Misplaced Battleship" by Harry Harrison (AKA Henry Maxwell Dempsey)
If there was any hanky-panky, I couldn't see how he planned to work it.
"Card Trick" by Walter Bupp AKA Randall Garrett
I'm not going to put up with any hanky-panky, not on your life.
"The Trembling of a Leaf" by William Somerset Maugham
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
We nab him if he tries hanky-panky.
"The Great Airship." by F. S. Brereton
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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:

Voter Fraud, DOJ Lying, GM Hanky -Panky, DEA Stung, and Teachin' Economics.
Maryland's plan to boost Chesapeake Bay oysters will require a lot of hanky -panky.
No time for ' Hanky Panky.
Hanky Pank Bayou In Spring Lake Last Month.
Hanky Versus Panky Two spy novels by successful men who do something else for a living.
Voter Fraud, DOJ Lying, GM Hanky-Panky , DEA Stung, and Teachin' Economics.
Maryland's plan to boost Chesapeake Bay oysters will require a lot of hanky-panky .
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.
Jessica Floeh started the Hanky Pancreas fashion line as her Parson's thesis project.
Her 2010 masters thesis project at Parsons The New School for Design evolved into the Hanky Pancreas fashion line.
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