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pocket-handkerchief (comparative more pocket-handkerchief, superlative most pocket-handkerchief)

  1. small, or of restricted size.
    January 19 2002, Tim Wapshott, The Guardian: I lost my heart in Nohant-en-Graçay, France
    • When I first went there more than 30 years ago it had patchworks of pocket-handkerchief fields.
    1996, Faubion Bowers, Scriabin, a Biography. p.74
    • The pocket-handkerchief garden had trees of cypress, olive, lemon and orange,she emphasized.