hand towel

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hand towel a small towel used to dry the hands or face
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Usage

In literature:

This time it was the man Leather whom Nic joined, towel in hand, on his way for his regular morning swim.
"First in the Field" by George Manville Fenn
The limbs affected should also be rubbed briskly with the hands, or a rough towel.
"Papers on Health" by John Kirk
If his hands are wet he's likely to need a towel.
"Blacksheep! Blacksheep!" by Meredith Nicholson
Here, too, by asking the guard, towels are handed over to those passengers who have not brought their own.
"Across Coveted Lands" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
She was standing in the middle of the bedroom with towel in hand.
"Elizabeth Hobart at Exeter Hall" by Jean K. Baird
She handed him a towel to dry his hair with.
"The Huntress" by Hulbert Footner
If he has fainted, slap the bare chest with the hand or a wet towel and briskly rub the arms towards the heart.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
She came into the living-room when he beckoned to her, with the towel in her hand.
"'Me-Smith'" by Caroline Lockhart
An adequate supply of clean bedding, body linen and towels shall be kept on hand at all times.
"Rules and regulations governing maternity hospitals and homes ... September, 1922" by California. State Board of Charities and Corrections
I washed my hands in his room, and the towel I concealed in his cabinet.
"The New Tenant" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
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In poetry:

Then the King said, "John, I give you Braehead farm as it stands,
On condition you provide a towel and basin of water to wash my hands,
If ever I chance to come your way.
Then John said, "Thanks to your Majesty, I'll willingly obey."
"An Adventure in the Life of King James V of Scotland" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

As a Pittsburgh Steelers fan left MetLife Stadium two weeks ago, he raised his right hand — a Terrible Towel in it, naturally — and loudly asked, "Who brought back the replacements.".
The paper towel-hand dryer wars are over.
When he finished, Jones threw his game towel into the stands, then ran down the sideline, slapping hands with fans on his way to the locker room.
Paper towels vs hand dryers .
Yes, as the Wall Street Journal noticed, Mayo Clinic completed a review of studies on the relative efficiency and hygiene of paper towels and hand dryers .
Tork Elevation Matic® Hand Towel Dispenser.
Paper Towels Or Hand Dryers.
DETROIT (AP) — Detroit firefighters have said they are conserving supplies and pooling money to make up for a shortage of soap, cleansers, hand towels and toilet paper at city firehouses.
Wear smocks, protect your work surface with newspaper or a vinyl tablecloth, and have lots of rags or paper towels on hand for rogue paint.
I've seen these kind of MacGyver fashion videos before: "with just a hand towel and a safety pin, you can look like a super model too".
In a hand towel and a safety pin, I look like someone who really, really needs to do some laundry.
Many people can recall trying to skip the showers only to be handed a towel and told to get in line — no exceptions.
The focus of the investigation, according to Glazer, is an equipment manager who was hiding "illegal sticky substances " in hand towels distributed during a timeout.
Hand- towel bibs cover more than the average bib -- and are so easy to create, you'll want one for every day of the week.
Cut a lollipop-shaped hole for your baby's head in the center of a hand towel .
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