from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Informal A handkerchief.

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  • n. A handkerchief

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Same as handkerchief.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a square piece of cloth used for wiping the eyes or nose or as a costume accessory


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  • One has to wonder if Dr. Jamieson had been hitting the Jameson's when he wrote this "definition".

    May 20, 2011

  • "A bucket for carrying water, narrower at the top than at the bottom, with an iron handle. One with a wooden handle is called a stowp." --Dr. Jamieson's Scottish Dictionary and Supplement, 1841.

    May 20, 2011