mouchoir

mouchoir

(muʃwar)
n
a handkerchief
References in classic literature ?
I have been waiting for your return from Lyons with the most lively impatience, for, to tell you the truth, I have the greatest bijou for your American ladies that ever came out of a bleaching ground--un mouchoir de poche."
{bijou = jewel; mouchoir de poche = pocket handkerchief}
'"MERCIE--thank you," said the Lady Flabella, as the lively but devoted Cherizette plentifully besprinkled with the fragrant compound the Lady Flabella's MOUCHOIR of finest cambric, edged with richest lace, and emblazoned at the four corners with the Flabella crest, and gorgeous heraldic bearings of that noble family.
'At this instant, while the Lady Flabella yet inhaled that delicious fragrance by holding the MOUCHOIR to her exquisite, but thoughtfully-chiselled nose, the door of the BOUDOIR (artfully concealed by rich hangings of silken damask, the hue of Italy's firmament) was thrown open, and with noiseless tread two VALETS-DE- CHAMBRE, clad in sumptuous liveries of peach-blossom and gold, advanced into the room followed by a page in BAS DE SOIE--silk stockings--who, while they remained at some distance making the most graceful obeisances, advanced to the feet of his lovely mistress, and dropping on one knee presented, on a golden salver gorgeously chased, a scented BILLET.
"My new fan just matches my flowers, my gloves fit to a charm, and the real lace on Aunt's mouchoir gives an air to my whole dress.
Becky came down to him presently; whenever the dear girl expected his lordship, her toilette was prepared, her hair in perfect order, her mouchoirs, aprons, scarfs, little morocco slippers, and other female gimcracks arranged, and she seated in some artless and agreeable posture ready to receive him--whenever she was surprised, of course, she had to fly to her apartment to take a rapid survey of matters in the glass, and to trip down again to wait upon the great peer.
Verdict The three to have had less than 15 hurdle starts - Melon, Petit Mouchoir and Summerville Boy - all fail to reach the adjusted RPR mark of 160 and it seems best to focus on the form horses.
It was at this meeting 12 months ago that the Paul Nicholls trainee made his presence felt at the highest level when beating Petit Mouchoir to lift the Maghull Novices' Chase.
Supasundae (4/1) tried to mount a challenge in the straight but he couldn't land a blow on the hugely impressive winner who cruised home by 16 lengths with Petit Mouchoir (12/1) third.
While Supasundae, Petit Mouchoir and Melon were able to track her comfortably approaching the second last, when Kennedy asked the mare to quicken, the race was effectively over.
PETIT MOUCHOIR had no answer to Footpad at the Cheltenham Festival but in Willie Mullins's Arkle hero's absence he can win the Grade One Doom Bar Maghull Novices' Chase (3pm).
TODAY AINTREE: 1.45 Fixe Le Kap, 2.25 On The Blind Side, 3.00 Petit Mouchoir, 3.40 Wakanda, 4.20 Old Guard, 5.15 1.