from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A cloth or other material for wiping off or cleaning ink from a pen.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A cloth, or other material, for wiping off or cleaning ink from a pen.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A piece of rag, chamois leather, or other material used for wiping or cleaning pens after use. Pen-wipers are often made up into ornaments more or less elaborate.
Tossie, her chin propped on her hand, played idly with a large carnation penwiper.
She should have bought a penwiper at the jumble sale, I thought irrelevantly.
Baine brought a pen, ink, paper, and a penwiper shaped like a hedgehog, and then tea, scones, and buttered muffins on a silver tray.
Two crocheted antimacassars, a pansy penwiper, and half a dozen rock cakes.
She pulled an orange dahlia penwiper out of her pocket.
The diary was open, with the pen and the carnation penwiper covering the bottom two-thirds of the page.
I lifted the penwiper. “— entry,” it read, the “y” trailing off into blankness.
QUELCH don't care no more for 'Ome Rule than that' ere penwiper do, between you and me!
It is not the feather bed or the warm biscuits that he thinks of, but that dainty little penwiper, with his initials worked in it, and those embroidered slippers, that _she_ gave him.
Charlotte's existence except as a penwiper -- she went in to him one morning with a message and came out with an ink smudge on her red dress -- she _said_ it was his pen -- the dress is the same colour as the penwiper, so she may be right.
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