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bath towel

[bath, bahth] /bæθ, bɑθ/
a large towel used to dry the body after bathing or showering, usually made of heavy, absorbent material.
Origin of bath towel
1860-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • One cannot effectively scold a moist nineteen-year old boy clad only in a bath-towel and a cloud of steam.

  • A mild-eyed Hindoo, lacking a turban, has appropriated a bath-towel.

    Nights in London Thomas Burke
  • A bath-towel was by some weird chance in the boat, and, tying this on the stick, the captain waved it.

  • He tucked a corner of the bath-towel under his chin and began his repast.

    Weatherby's Inning Ralph Henry Barbour
  • Your servant then comes up, wraps you in a bath-towel, and you go off to the dressing-room.

    At the Court of the Amr John Alfred Gray
  • Three children and a bath-towel tugged one way, and Bobby Craven's expectant face the other.

    Loyal to the School Angela Brazil
  • He played with his books, wiped his spectacles, and dusted the snuff from his nose with a handkerchief as big as a bath-towel.

    Furze the Cruel John Trevena
  • He was in his shirt-sleeves and a bath-towel was fastened around his neck, descending in wispy folds to his knees.

    Weatherby's Inning Ralph Henry Barbour
  • Her brother, surprised and gratified, handed her the bath-towel in the depths of which reposed the batrachian.

    The Danger Mark Robert W. Chambers
  • Judge Blenso laughed agreeably, and lowered the bath-towel with which he was rubbing his fine white head.

    Angela's Business Henry Sydnor Harrison

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