neck-handkerchief love



from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A neckerchief; a cravat.


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  • 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.

    The History of Pendennis

  • 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.

    Thou Art the Man

  • 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.

    Barchester Towers

  • Spoon Hall for that coat and the coloured neck-handkerchief on the previous day; and someone, most maliciously, told the story abroad.

    Phineas Redux

  • So the page hunted hither and thither, but Fanfaronade was no more to be found than the Princess, the dagger, or the neck-handkerchief!

    The Red Fairy Book

  • And the Queen asked for her neck-handkerchief, that she might look smart.

    The Red Fairy Book

  • I remember to have met with a sentence, in a book of education, that made me smile: β€˜It would be needless to caution you against putting your hand, by chance, under your neck-handkerchief, for a modest woman never did so!’

    A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

  • Take off his neck-handkerchief, Harcourt, and run you, Riches, to the stream close by, where we first sat down, and get some water.

    Emilie the Peacemaker

  • Opening her neck-handkerchief she told him to shoot if he dared.

    Woman on the American Frontier

  • It was with a vivid impression of Charliet's none too clean neck-handkerchief playing

    The La Chance Mine Mystery


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