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nose-wiper Line breaks: nose-wiper

Entry from British & World English dictionary

Definition of nose-wiper in English:


informal, dated
A handkerchief.
Example sentences
  • Instead of suits, you'll wear a spit-up cloth and a nose wiper, if you're fortunate.
  • If you find a nose-wiper, 'specially if it happens to be a silk one, why, you know what then?
  • I say, chummy, seems as if a nose wiper has fallen overboard and she's stopped to pick it up.
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