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London Life
 

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- Dog Accessories

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- Christmas Lights

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- Carnaby Street

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- Handkerchief history

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- Capoeira

Handkerchief

This week, we find out more about the history of the handkerchief - a small square of material usually used to blow your nose. Edwina Ehrmann who is curator at the Museum of London tells us about some other uses for handkerchiefs over the centuries.

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Words and expressions from the programme

handkerchief
a small square of material used to blow your nose

status symbol
something that someone has that shows their importance in society

gifts
presents

tradition
a custom that has been going on for a long time

snuff
tobacco in powder form

to blot
to remove liquid by pressing a piece of material on it

practical
useful

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