Carmen grabbed a napkin and began wiping the mashed potatoes from her hand.
Oops. You know, a bartender who fills the glass so high it spills over on the napkin and he has to say 'oops'?
At one point, the girl dropped her napkin and the boy reached beneath the table, picked it up, and replaced it daintily on her lap.
Tables were covered with white linen table cloths and adorned with violet colored napkins inside light gray napkin holders.
He slid back away from the table, grabbing a napkin to dam the tea from the edge of the table.
Carmen grabbed a napkin and began dabbing at the punch.
The Lord accepted the offering, and after using the napkin handed it back to her with the image of His face miraculously impressed upon it.
The words map and chart are derived from mappa and charta, the former being the Latin for napkin or cloth, the latter for papyrus or parchment.
More careful investigation, moreover, throws very considerable doubt on the possibility of the derivation of the priest's stole from the ancient neck-cloth (orarium) and of the diaconal stole from a napkin used in the liturgy.
The official dress of the acolyte, according to Ordo V., was a close-fitting linen garment (camisia) girt about him, a napkin hanging from the left side, a white tunic, a stole (orarium) and a chasuble (planeta) which he took off when he sang on the steps of the ambone.
He not only served but carved and helped the dishes, proffered the first or principal cup of wine to his master and his guests, and carried to them the basin, ewer or napkin when they washed their hands before and after meat.
He carried a white napkin upon his arm, and held the cup of wine very daintily with three of his fingers.
It was another hour before I succeeded in getting her napkin folded.
Only a few hours after my talk with Captain and Mrs. Keller (and they had agreed to everything), Helen took a notion that she wouldn't use her napkin at table.
I attempted several times to put the napkin round her neck; but each time she tore it off and threw it on the floor and finally began to kick the table.
She had put the napkin under her chin, instead of pinning it at the back, as was her custom.
I showed her the napkin and pinned it round her neck, then tore it off and threw it on the floor and shook my head.
These latter the butler thrust mysteriously forward, wrapped in a napkin, from behind the next man's shoulders and whispered: "Dry Madeira"...
The German tutor was trying to remember all the dishes, wines, and kinds of dessert, in order to send a full description of the dinner to his people in Germany; and he felt greatly offended when the butler with a bottle wrapped in a napkin passed him by.
"So we are to have visitors, mon prince?" remarked Mademoiselle Bourienne, unfolding her white napkin with her rosy fingers.
And suddenly that father whom she had judged would look for his spectacles in her presence, fumbling near them and not seeing them, or would forget something that had just occurred, or take a false step with his failing legs and turn to see if anyone had noticed his feebleness, or, worst of all, at dinner when there were no visitors to excite him would suddenly fall asleep, letting his napkin drop and his shaking head sink over his plate.
In ten minutes the table was ready and a napkin spread on it.