table napkin

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n table napkin a small piece of table linen that is used to wipe the mouth and to cover the lap in order to protect clothing
    • ***

Usage

In literature:

Her table-napkins alone they say cost thirty-six dollars a dozen, unmonogrammed.
"The Best Short Stories of 1917" by Various
Table linen is woven in both square and circular cloths of various sizes, and napkins vary in width from the small sizes to a yard square.
"Textiles and Clothing" by Kate Heintz Watson
Clo removed a napkin she had laid over it, and pushed the parcel across the table.
"The Lion's Mouse" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
The camp outfit included table-cloths, and even napkins.
"The Associate Hermits" by Frank R. Stockton
Cunningham laid his napkin on the table and stood up.
"The Pagan Madonna" by Harold MacGrath
At eight o'clock Perrine dined alone in the general dining room, a table napkin on her lap.
"Nobody's Girl" by Hector Malot
Jeanne folded her napkin carefully, pushed back her chair and shook hands with her two neighbours at table.
"Fantômas" by Pierre Souvestre
You will have observed that in the polite world they use table-napkins.
"The Belovéd Vagabond" by William J. Locke
Mrs. Faulkner, however, ranged herself by the table and counted the napkins.
"Godfrey Marten, Undergraduate" by Charles Turley
Send it to table with a napkin under.
"The Cook's Oracle; and Housekeeper's Manual" by William Kitchiner
The ancients, evidently, were conscious of the danger of infection through the common use of napkins and table ware.
"Cooking and Dining in Imperial Rome" by Apicius
With heavy movements and a solemn face he moved these things, with a knife and napkins, on to the broad black table.
"The Fifth Queen" by Ford Madox Ford
A pewter waiter with napkin and coffee service was on a little table.
"The Missourian" by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
The table-cloth and napkin there Are smeared in every fold.
"Cole's Funny Picture Book No. 1" by Edward William Cole
A cheerful bar of sunlight fell across the small table between the two napkins and made the old silver gleam.
"Clark's Field" by Robert Herrick
To prepare a table, a waiter with a napkin swept everything on it to the floor.
"With the French in France and Salonika" by Richard Harding Davis
You have only to say, 'Napkin, unfold thyself,' to have the best spread table in the world standing before you.
"Legends & Romances of Brittany" by Lewis Spence
The table napkins were a real pleasure to do.
"A Little Housekeeping Book for a Little Girl" by Caroline French Benton
Every one jumped up from the table, upsetting chairs and dropping napkins.
"The Boarded-Up House" by Augusta Huiell Seaman
Audrey would like a table-napkin.
"Anxious Audrey" by Mabel Quiller-Couch
***

In poetry:

He gets into your way, he fusses,
You hear his footsteps overhead,
He tears the napkin off the table
And creeps in slippers to the bed.
"July" by Boris Pasternak
At the table beyond us
With her little suede slippers off,
With her white-stocking'd feet
Carefully kept from the floor by a napkin,
She converses:
"Black Slippers: Bellotti" by Ezra Pound

In news:

You might wait for a table, but once seated you'll hardly have time to unfold your napkin before you're assaulted by a slew of heavenly aromas steaming forth from a given Chinese restaurant's armada of swift silver carts.
At the holiday table, bring napkins into the fold .
These sweet napkins remind us to use good manners at the table.
For the holidays, set your table with beautiful linens, like a rich plaid or paisley tablecloth and crisp white napkins.
Bring the feel of fall to your table by making leaf-shape napkin ties and table runner decorations.
At the holiday table, bring napkins into the fold.
Napkin misuse just one kind of table faux pas.
Add seasonal spark to a Christmas table by folding and displaying napkins in creative ways.
Learn how to fold napkins to look like pumpkins -- perfect for either Halloween or Thanksgiving tables.
And confidential to Pho Vie II's waiters: I'm sorry about the snot-filled napkins I left on the table.
The linen-covered tables are set with linen napkins, cutlery and bread plate.
Donna paints elegant tableware for a formal dinner and makes a beautiful table runner and napkins.
Dress up your holiday table with elegant napkins.
Napkin misuse just one kind of table faux pas.
Napkin misuse just one kind of table faux pas .
***