In ten minutes the table was ready and a napkin spread on it.
Carmen grabbed a napkin and began wiping the mashed potatoes from her hand.
He slid back away from the table, grabbing a napkin to dam the tea from the edge of the table.
It was another hour before I succeeded in getting her napkin folded.
Carmen grabbed a napkin and began dabbing at the punch.
Oops. You know, a bartender who fills the glass so high it spills over on the napkin and he has to say 'oops'?
He carried a white napkin upon his arm, and held the cup of wine very daintily with three of his fingers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
He wrapped the bottle up to its neck in a table napkin and poured out wine for himself and for Pierre.
Tables were covered with white linen table cloths and adorned with violet colored napkins inside light gray napkin holders.
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.
"So we are to have visitors, mon prince?" remarked Mademoiselle Bourienne, unfolding her white napkin with her rosy fingers.
The head butler, napkin on arm, was scanning the setting of the table, making signs to the footmen, and anxiously glancing from the clock to the door by which the prince was to enter.
But as soon as he had left the room the old prince, looking uneasily round, threw down his napkin and went himself.
Pierre unfolded his cold table napkin and, resolving to break the silence, looked at Natasha and at Princess Mary.
When her husband took his place she concluded, from the rapid manner in which after taking up his table napkin he pushed back the tumbler and wineglass standing before him, that he was out of humor, as was sometimes the case when he came in to dinner straight from the farm--especially before the soup.
In the 10th century al-D'las`udi, writing in the very year in which it happened, tells how the Mahommedan ruler of Edessa, with the permission of the caliph, purchased peace of the emperor Romanus Lecapenus by surrendering to him the napkin of Jesus of Nazareth, wherewith he had dried himself after his baptism.