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- ‘Instead of suits, you'll wear a spit-up cloth and a nose wiper, if you're fortunate.’
- ‘I say, chummy, seems as if a nose wiper has fallen overboard and she's stopped to pick it up.’
- ‘Each of the other men in the council circle received one of those nose wipers, a knife, and a piece of tobacco to smoke.’
- ‘Among the latter people, we have seen a large supply of paper nose-wipers.’
- ‘If you find a nose-wiper, 'specially if it happens to be a silk one, why, you know what then?’
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