• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Napkin-ring a ring in which a table-napkin is rolled
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Dim. of Fr. nappe.


In literature:

But the door bell kept ringing every second, and Rosalie, distracted, came to call Caravan, who rushed out, throwing down his napkin.
"Maupassant Original Short Stories (180), Complete" by Guy de Maupassant
Mr. Carson rolled up his napkin and inserted it in the ring.
"Cap'n Warren's Wards" by Joseph C. Lincoln
Those napkin rings were made by a prisoner.
"For the Term of His Natural Life" by Marcus Clarke
She had flung a white cloth over the long table, and was putting the ringed napkins down with rapid bangs.
"Mother" by Kathleen Norris
Now put the egg into a glass of water, keeping it in an upright position by resting on a napkin-ring.
"A Practical Physiology" by Albert F. Blaisdell
At the close of a meal, if at home, fold the napkin neatly and place it in the ring.
"Science in the Kitchen." by Mrs. E. E. Kellogg
Napkin rings are unknown in fashionable houses outside of the nursery.
"Etiquette" by Emily Post
Embroidery, table-napkin ring in, 158.
"Beeton's Book of Needlework" by Isabella Beeton
In roughing out the center for Napkin Rings, Jewel Boxes, etc., the quickest method is to work it out with a small gouge.
"A Course In Wood Turning" by Archie S. Milton and Otto K. Wohlers
I've got a napkin-ring.
"A Little Country Girl" by Susan Coolidge

In news:

You too can make napkin rings out of bathroom paper rolls.
This photo shows napkin rings adorned with acorns.
These napkin rings are an easy way to add a touch of nature to your Thanksgiving table, and they can be tweaked to match your decorating style.
Turn old paper-towel tubes into cheery holiday napkin rings just by adding buttons.
Watch Napkin Rings in the Better Homes and Gardens Video.
We were, however, in a restaurant at dinner, and with the main course about to be served, I was reluctant to start scribbling on napkins (for which rings were not provided, as it happens).
Make refrigerator magnets and napkin rings with acorns.
Since the remaining figure resembles a napkin ring, this is sometimes called the Napkin Ring Problem.
The company has also introduced 100% cotton napkin rings.
Napkin Ring Pom -Poms How-To.
No matter who's coming over, we've got the perfect napkin rings to get your party off to a great start.
Napkin rings : 2 acorns, drill with 1/8-inch bit, 22-inch suede lacing, 1 bead (with hole large enough to hold a double width of lacing), hot-glue gun.
10-inch piece of 3/8-inch-wide ribbon for each napkin ring .
If desired, insert a fall leaf between the napkin ring and napkin.
Complement blue-and-white transferware with a paper napkin ring featuring a folkloric Tom.