Definitions

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  • n. A pocket handkerchief

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A pocket-handkerchief.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Came behind with the "fogle" that caused all this breeze,

    The Bed-Book of Happiness

  • Doodles, therefore, wore a cut-away coat, a colored shirt with a fogle round his neck, old brown trowsers that fitted very tightly round his legs, and was careful to take no gloves with him.

    The Claverings

  • Not only have the top-boots and breeches vanished from the costume of innkeepers, but also the long, parti-coloured waistcoat, and the birds'-eye fogle round their necks.

    Can You Forgive Her?

  • The most respectable men in London were present at the feast; there were nine cracksmen, five highwaymen, twelve pickpockets, two murderers, three gentlemen who had escaped from transportation, and a smart sprinkling of small workmen, in the way of _fogle hunters_, (handkerchief thieves,) and _body snatchers_,

    Venus in Boston; A Romance of City Life

  • Yes, he had lost his fogle, or else some rascally comrade had sneaked it.

    The World's Greatest Books — Volume 08 — Fiction

  • Bittoon; and there was Fightin 'Yussef, who would sell' is mother for a seven-shillin'-bit; the third was Chris McCarthy, who is a fogle-snatcher by trade, with a pitch outside the 'Aymarket Theatre.

    Rodney Stone

  • The horn eye-glass was exchanged for one of purest gold, the dingy high-lows for well-waxed Wellingtons, the Paisley fogle for the fabric of the China loom.

    Stories by English Authors: Scotland (Selected by Scribners)

  • Modak is Modako; but fogle - foggle is not fugle-fi.

    Mardi: and A Voyage Thither, Vol. II (of 2)

  • Doodles, therefore, wore a cut-away coat, a colored shirt with a fogle round his neck, old brown trousers that fitted very tightly round his legs, and was careful to take no gloves with him.

    The Claverings

  • Not only have the top-boots and breeches vanished from the costume of innkeepers, but also the long, particoloured waistcoat, and the birds'-eye fogle round their necks.

    Can You Forgive Her?

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  • silk handkerchief. a "fogle-hunter" was a slang term for pick-pocket

    November 8, 2008