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  • noun Plural form of serviette.


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  • I got mildly acquainted with a few of Australia's finest infantrymen, who taught me that 1) Napkins are called "serviettes," 2) Queensland is full of gays and 3) You shouldn't get tattooed while drunk, because you will end up with your phone number on your bicep.

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  • It's not hard to see who is truly valued in this country; not the armed services, who are routinely praised to the skies for their heroism and duty while being paid what bankers spend on serviettes.

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  • Both the lady and gentleman would unfold their serviettes and place them in their laps.

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  • Dix enfants, le ménage, la cuisine, la lessive avec chaque jour des tonnes de dishdashas et de abbayas à repasser, les draps, les couches en tissus, les serviettes … Mais moi, ça m'est égal de travailler.

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  • Never mind Hyacinth Bucket niceties of napkins over serviettes, class matters more not less than it did, and it needs saying loudly.

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  • "I did notice that there were no paper hankies in the toilets, nor any serviettes with the sandwiches you have to pay for" – a bitter pill, recollected seven months later.

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  • Like feminism and fantastic fiction and why I always cry at the WisCon Guest of Honour speeches, yet always FORGET that I cry and end up blowing my nose on paper serviettes.

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  • She would like to sit on one of those small, finely crafted chairs at the table for Humble Women, where the candles match the serviettes and with a smile discuss whether it isn't dreadful for the King and Queen not to have private lives.

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  • But somehow they never happen to be around when I need to mark my page, and I end up using all kinds of things, bits of torn off newspaper, serviettes, receipts, queue numbers, sweetie wrappers, and ringgit notes to keep my place!

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  • When the permitted alter serviettes flounce out to light candles, or the Haugen/Hass/Schutte Mass setting begins, that's usually when I walk out.

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