• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Penwiper A cloth, or other material, for wiping off or cleaning ink from a pen.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n penwiper A piece of rag, chamois leather, or other material used for wiping or cleaning pens after use. Pen-wipers are often made up into ornaments more or less elaborate.
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In literature:

If my next letter isn't copied all over the West I'll swallow my penwiper!
"The Portrait of a Lady" by Henry James
QUELCH don't care no more for 'Ome Rule than that 'ere penwiper do, between you and me!
"Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 103, July 30, 1892" by Various
Embroidered penwiper, full-sized circle for, 187.
"Beeton's Book of Needlework" by Isabella Beeton
I am only to be a book-lady, a penwiper-lady, a needle-and-thread-lady, you know, Nell.
"Hetty Gray" by Rosa Mulholland
I got a drum and a penwiper.
"The Brownies and Other Tales" by Juliana Horatia Ewing
But, Susie, do you know, I'm greatly horrified at the penwipers of peacocks' feathers!
"Hortus Inclusus" by John Ruskin
Mr. Butefish jabbed his pen into the potato he used as a penwiper, instead of the ink, in his fury.
"The Fighting Shepherdess" by Caroline Lockhart
When Janie was handed a penwiper, "Oh, Ma," she said reproachfully, "wipe a dirty pen with that?
"The White Queen of Okoyong" by W.P. Livingstone
Fill the pumpkin with sawdust and bury in it the souvenirs, simple little trifles, orange hued penwipers, needlebooks, pincushions, etc.
"Suppers" by Paul Pierce
After all, there probably is no great field for expression in the subject of penwipers.
"Seeing Things at Night" by Heywood Broun