tea napkin

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tea napkin a small napkin used when tea is served
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Usage

In literature:

It had pink carnations and pink plates with little blue tea-napkins for sails.
"The Garden Party" by Katherine Mansfield
Next she fetched some little gray linen doilies, folded square, those tea-napkins which in thrifty families never get washed.
"Pierre and Jean" by Guy de Maupassant
Tea napkins are used instead of those of regular dinner size.
"Book of Etiquette, Volume 2" by Lillian Eichler Watson
Presently he wiped his lips with his napkin, and they handed him tea.
"The Possessed" by Fyodor Dostoevsky
The tea ceremony presents certain definite ways of manipulating a bowl, a spoon, a napkin, etc.
"Bushido, the Soul of Japan" by Inazo Nitobé
Four to a dozen tea cloths, of filet lace or drawn work or Russian embroidery, with tiny napkins to match.
"Etiquette" by Emily Post
To serve, split and fill with jam and then pile on a wicker basket, cover with a napkin and serve with tea.
"Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book" by Mary A. Wilson
A SET OF TEA-NAPKINS.
"St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. 5, Nov 1877-Nov 1878" by Various
You could open the door and feast your eyes on orderly piles of neatly laundered towels, sheets, tablecloths, napkins, tea towels.
"Gigolo" by Edna Ferber
The tea-things were set out upon a drum, covered with a white napkin.
"Charles Dickens' Children Stories" by Charles Dickens
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In news:

We developed a classic lunch-with-the-girls menu, complete with tea sandwiches, chicken salad, and—hold on to your napkin, honey—the dessert cart.
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