dinner napkin

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n dinner napkin a large napkin used when dinner is served
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Usage

In literature:

And, Graham, tell Buckham to do up a dozen dinner-napkins in paper.
"Dangerous Days" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
It met him in the folded napkin which he opened at his restaurant dinner.
"Initials Only" by Anna Katharine Green
The white napkin, the roll, the menu of a table d'hote dinner filled his soul with joy.
"Fromont and Risler, Complete" by Alphonse Daudet
Fifty years ago men and women knew their minds; and a dog could eat his dinner without a damask napkin.
"Mary Anerley" by R. D. Blackmore
At elaborate dinners the guests assembled, each with his napkin and full dress of bright colors.
"History of Rome from the Earliest times down to 476 AD" by Robert F. Pennell
Just before dinner pick over in a cool place one quart of watercress, wash it carefully and drain on a napkin.
"Vaughan's Vegetable Cook Book (4th edition)" by Anonymous
However, we were distracted by the arrival of Tish, who came in with her customary poise and unrolled her dinner napkin with a thoughtful air.
"More Tish" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
After having wiped himself with a dinner napkin he rejoined the party, very much refreshed.
"Jack Harkaway's Boy Tinker Among The Turks" by Bracebridge Hemyng
The figure, Mr. Webster said, was an impromptu, suggested by a napkin on the dinner-table.
"The Youth's Companion" by Various
Many families have clean napkins once a day, that is, at dinner.
"The Etiquette of To-day" by Edith B. Ordway
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In news:

Stretched flat, the human neocortex -- the center of our higher mental functions -- is about the size and thickness of a formal dinner napkin.
Why have dinner napkin s gotten so darn small.
Why have dinner napkins gotten so darn small.
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).
Firefighters often save the napkins from lunch and re-use them at dinner.
AT a dinner party in January 2000, Alexis Rockman used his napkin to outline a painting for Arnold L Lehman, director of the Brooklyn Museum.
Donna paints elegant tableware for a formal dinner and makes a beautiful table runner and napkins.
Paradigm Group will introduce its 100 percent "tree free" bath tissue in August 2010 following record success of its 75 percent "Tree Free" facial tissue, bath tissue and dinner napkins.
Folding cloth napkins to create a pocket for silverware is a simple way to dress up your dinner table.
Protect a well-dressed dinner table without sacrificing formality by using pairs of linen napkins as slipcovers for cork trivets.
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