handkerchiefs

variants also handkerchieves
plural of handkerchief
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as in bandanas
a scarf worn on the head tied a handkerchief around her head and set about cleaning out the dust-covered attic

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as in towels
a small, often square piece of material that is used for personal hygiene purposes usually dries her hands on her handkerchief when there are no towels available

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“Handkerchiefs.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/handkerchiefs. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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