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facecloth

[feys-klawth, -kloth] /ˈfeɪsˌklɔθ, -ˌklɒθ/
noun, plural facecloths
[feys-klawth z, -kloth z, -klawths, -kloths] /ˈfeɪsˌklɔðz, -ˌklɒðz, -ˌklɔθs, -ˌklɒθs/ (Show IPA)
1.
Also called, British, face flannel.
Origin of facecloth
1595-1605
1595-1605; face + cloth
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  • A face cloth always warm is one of the luxuries in our House Comfortable.

  • As Anna laid the face cloth over the marble features, she started back.

    Peak's Island Ford Paul
  • The face cloth in the illustration is made from white cheese cloth, cut bias.

    Hand-Loom Weaving Mattie Phipps Todd
British Dictionary definitions for face cloth

face cloth

noun
1.
(Brit) a small piece of cloth used to wash the face and hands US equivalent washcloth
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