Rumour has it that he nearly choked, but he noticed that a dark ring of dirt developed on the other side of the hanky and went on to develop the first machine.
I was brought up to cover my mouth when I had a cough and use a hanky when sneezing.
Has the hanky joined the gold Albert and the gentleman's sovereign-case, objects surviving only as props in The Forsyte Saga and The Importance of Being Earnest?
You know the glass with the stupid hanky inside it?
The McCartney sisters would have gone up to Stormont or Hillsborough and Mo Mowlam would have lent them a hanky to dry their eyes with and gone back inside to discuss the way forward with Martin McGuinness.
If you ever see a man having his hair combed by his mother or his face wiped with a hanky , despite the fact that he's 38, that's Cancer man.
‘Roit,’ said Ladder Man, scraping a hanky over his face to wipe the sweat out of his eyes, ‘you know the lot at number 8?’
More than once, I had to pull out my hanky and wipe my eyes after doubling over from laughter.
I had a hanky in my pocket and I started to mop the port up so it wouldn't stain his trousers.
Here inside, a pool of TV and still cameras watched the families with an unblinking but compassionate eye - catching President George W. Bush pass a hanky to the young son of commander Husband.