from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A commercial contraction of handkerchief.
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Yet the same day she went to the beguinage and bought "Flossy's wedding hdkf, 22 frc – lace scarf, 3 fr., piece of edging, 4 fr."
See if I left my white hdkf at home, I thought I dropped it there.