According to the Italian-American Dictionary (moh peen, with the long e) A mopine was a dish towel that my Mama and her family always kept by the stove. You would never, and I mean never move that mopine on Sundays. If you moved the mopine off the counter, and accidentally used it for another purpose, she would say " where isa my mopine??? bringa back the mopine." Never mess with the woman's mopine. No, Sundays are not Sundays without her favorite mopine.
Today I embroidered on this mopine and it's in the shop now!