Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A neckerchief; a cravat.
“The constables, also, discovered, between the bed and sacking of the unhappy man, a shirt and neck-handkerchief both marked with the initials of his name, and both hideously besmeared with the blood of the victim.”
“Then Mrs. Bonner invested money in some bargains in linen-drapery, which might be useful at the Clavering Arms, and bought a red and yellow neck-handkerchief, which Blanche could see at once was intended for Mr. Lightfoot.”
“Spoon Hall for that coat and the coloured neck-handkerchief on the previous day; and someone, most maliciously, told the story abroad.”
“He had on a blue satin waistcoat, a blue neck-handkerchief which was fastened beneath his throat with a coral ring, and very loose blue trousers which almost concealed his feet.”
“So the page hunted hither and thither, but Fanfaronade was no more to be found than the Princess, the dagger, or the neck-handkerchief!”
“And the Queen asked for her neck-handkerchief, that she might look smart.”
“I remember to have met with a sentence, in a book of education, that made me smile: ‘It would be needless to caution you against putting your hand, by chance, under your neck-handkerchief, for a modest woman never did so!’”
“Take off his neck-handkerchief, Harcourt, and run you, Riches, to the stream close by, where we first sat down, and get some water.”
“Opening her neck-handkerchief she told him to shoot if he dared.”
“It was with a vivid impression of Charliet's none too clean neck-handkerchief playing”
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