mouchoir -> handkerchief, handkercher, hanky


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mouchoir -> handkerchief, handkercher, hanky, cloth handkerchief

Historically, white handkerchiefs have been used in place of a white flag to indicate surrender or a flag of truce; in addition to waving away sailors from port. King Richard II of England, who reigned from 1377 to 1399, is widely believed to have invented the cloth handkerchief, as surviving documents written by his courtiers describe his use of square pieces of cloth to wipe his nose.


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