paper napkin

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • paper napkin a napkin made of paper, intended to be disposed of after use.
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Usage

In literature:

To hear her talk, you'd think we laymen dressed in tissue-paper napkins.
"The Brentons" by Anna Chapin Ray
He found the little devil of a delayer in the paper napkin which he had nervously wadded and dropped on the floor.
"Joan of Arc of the North Woods" by Holman Day
The breakfast and service this morning were perfect and Mrs. Toomey sighed contentedly as she crumpled her napkin and reached for the paper.
"The Fighting Shepherdess" by Caroline Lockhart
Send me also some paper napkins folded; the supply at the mess-shacks sometimes gives out.
"At Plattsburg" by Allen French
Even their party paper napkins were being made into balls.
"The Motor Girls on Crystal Bay" by Margaret Penrose
There are napkins to match and a crepe paper rope to finish the edge.
"Armour's Monthly Cook Book, Volume 2, No. 12, October 1913" by Various
A roll of paper towels for drying dishes and for use as napkins, or cloth dish towels and paper napkins are also useful.
"Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" by Girl Scouts
Drain on paper napkins, sprinkling lightly with sugar.
"Dishes & Beverages of the Old South" by Martha McCulloch Williams
Napkins and tablecloths made of paper thread woven into "cloth" are cheaper than linen and can be washed as easily.
"Makers of Many Things" by Eva March Tappan
Turn them on a paper to absorb any superfluous fat, serve them on a napkin or ornamental dish paper.
"Nelson's Home Comforts" by Mary Hooper
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In poetry:

All the while they were talking the new morality
Her eyes explored me.
And when I rose to go
Her fingers were like the tissue
Of a Japanese paper napkin.
"The Encounter" by Ezra Pound

In news:

It's so greasy that they should serve it with a bath towel instead of paper napkins, and it doesn't really fit in your mouth.
A dairy farmer and a pizza delivery driver walked unannounced into a downtown Waseca business, carrying pizza, paper plates and napkins.
We tour local spots where the napkins might be paper, but the food always satisfies.
adding artfully folded cloth napkins to your tabletop will delight your guests, cost you nothing extra and eliminate disposable paper napkins from your repertoire, greening your entertaining style.
You too can make napkin rings out of bathroom paper rolls.
Turn old paper-towel tubes into cheery holiday napkin rings just by adding buttons.
So has the price of paper products like napkins.
Vintage classic looks from Coca Cola 's archives will be used to decorate products including dish towels, aprons, oven mitts, placemats, paper napkins, ceramic dinnerware, shopping totes and more.
MARK D'ANTONIO: Getting people to work for free… was tough to convince them that spending hours taking photos and getting bar napkin and paper plate interviews was for the good of the community.
Drap means "cloth" in the Catalan language of northeastern Spain, and these lightweight tear-off cloth napkins come on paper towel-like rolls in 20 colors and three sizes.
Complement blue-and-white transferware with a paper napkin ring featuring a folkloric Tom.
The directions in the manufacturer's literature would have me shred everything short of our paper napkins.
In Vietnam, restaurants with incandescent lighting generally serve dull food, while fluorescent-lit joints with toilet-paper dispensers for napkins turn out the tastiest cooking.
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In science:

On a paper napkin, Bob wrote e−βH “That’s it in a nutshell”. “Surely you must be kidding Mr.
A First Exposure to Statistical Mechanics for Life Scientists
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