• Towel Rack
    Towel Rack
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n toweling any of various fabrics (linen or cotton) used to make towels
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Additional illustrations & photos:

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Bromide, Oklahoma it is illegal for children to use towels as capes and jump from houses pretending to be superman.
    • n Toweling Cloth for towels, especially such as is woven in long pieces to be cut at will, as distinguished from that woven in towel lengths with borders, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Tablecloths were originally meant to serve as towels with which guests could wipe their hands and faces after dinner.
    • n toweling Material used for towels, whether made in separate to wels with borders, etc., or in continuous pieces, sold by the yard. Compare huckaback, crash, diaper, glass-cloth.
    • n toweling A piece of the stuff used for towels; a towel.
    • n toweling A whipping; a thrashing.
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Throw in the towel - If you throw in the towel, you admit that you are defeated or cannot do something.


In literature:

Get a towel, and have a plunge into the pool.
"First in the Field" by George Manville Fenn
She opened the container and went over to the table where the plasmoid still lay on its towel.
"Legacy" by James H Schmitz
Then leave the last cold towel on, and put a dry towel above it.
"Papers on Health" by John Kirk
This one lent us soap, that one a towel, a third and fourth helped us to undo our bags.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Sarah, armed with towel and soap emerged from her tent a few minutes later and made her way through the willows to the creek.
"Blue Bonnet's Ranch Party" by C. E. Jacobs
Here, we raised flax and prepared it for spinning, making our own towels.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various
I'll have you rubbed down with a birch-tree towel.
"Russian Fairy Tales" by W. R. S. Ralston
I 'll have some towels put in.
"Prince or Chauffeur?" by Lawrence Perry
The towels dried along a line of her own stretching.
"The Best Short Stories of 1919" by Various
So I packed it away with white wax and in a linen towel, and when she'd gone yesterday I went and looked at it.
"A Little Girl in Old Boston" by Amanda Millie Douglas

In poetry:

Cravats like towels, thick and broad,
Long tippets made of bear-skin,
Muffs that a RUSSIAN might applaud,
And rouge to spoil a fair skin.
"Female Fashions for 1799" by Mary Darby Robinson
Warm water's running, there's a bath by and by!
Here is a towel, now get yourself dry!
The meat's on the oven, and you will be fed!
There where I lie, there is your bed.)
"Ode [Óda]" by Attila Jozsef
In a dirty old house lived a Dirty Old Man;
Soap, towels, or brushes were not in his plan.
For forty long years, as the neighbors declared,
His house never once had been cleaned or repaired.
"The Dirty Old Man" by William Allingham
Lobbin Clout.
As once I play'd at Blindman's-Buff, it hapt
About my eyes the towel thick was wrapt.
I miss'd the swains, and seiz'd on Blouzelind;
True speaks that ancient proverb, Love is blind.
"The Shepherd's Week : Monday; or the Squabble" by John Gay
Then he took the King into the barn,
Saying, "I hope, sir, you've met with no great harm;
And for five men to attack you, it's a disgrace;
But stay, I'll fetch a towel and water to wash your face."
"An Adventure in the Life of King James V of Scotland" by William Topaz McGonagall
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:

Scrape off the marinade and dry the meat thoroughly with paper towels.
Equipment intern Jay Jenkins distributes personalized towels in the locker room.
And yet, midwives working in developing countries often lack simple resources like electric lights and towels.
KANSAS CITY, MO — Golden Star Inc has announced the acquisition of Asbury Park, New Jersey-based MIMA Towel and Supply LLC, according to a press release.
I now use a couple of paper-towel holders.
49ers Smith won't throw in the towel just yet.
Tarkanian Decides It's Time to Throw In the Towel.
Joker Phillips wasn't ready to throw in towel during loss at Arkansas.
But sometimes, throwing in the towel might be precisely the right move.
Are You Ready to Throw in the Towel .
Don't throw in the towel yet.
North Carolina News No school vouchers bill this year: Advocates throw in the towel .
Don't Throw in the Towel .
Why debt super committee is poised to throw in the towel .
Wall Streeters Throw in the Towel .

In science:

G. G., Towell and J. W., Shavlik, “Extracting refined rules from knowledge-based system neural networks,” Machine Learning, vol. 13, 1993, pp. 71-101. L. Fu, “Rule learning by searching on adapted nets,” Proceedings of the Ninth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence, The MIT Press, Menlo Park, CA, 1991, pp.
RGANN: An Efficient Algorithm to Extract Rules from ANNs
Grandmother Farmer used to make braided rugs from old skirts and petticoats from old dish towels, and we sincerely hope that you are well enough paid that you don’t have to do either.
Astrophysics in 2006
It is here that we choose to throw in the towel and switch to a coarser notion of intersection, denoted by (cid:117)∗ .
Julia: A Fast Dynamic Language for Technical Computing
Towell, to be published in the proceedings of the Workshop on DIS, Chicago, April 1997. 26.
The Structure of Hadrons