display and dean handkerchiefs

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ktm

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Can anybody explain the meaning of "display" and "dean" in the context as follows:
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As he spoke he converted the paper sheet into a chute, then skilfully emptied the contents back into Tweed's dis­play handkerchief. Screwing it up gently he produced a dean white handkerchief of his own as more protective wrapping.
 
  • panjandrum

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    English-Ireland (top end)
    Guessing ...
    The display handkerchief was tucked into the breast pocket of Tweed's jacket. It was really intented to look good, not for use.

    The dean handkerchief was in fact a clean handkerchief (typo - write c l close together).
     
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