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roller towel

a long towel sewed together at the ends and hung on a roller.
Origin of roller towel
1835-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Under favorable circumstances the roller-towel House would no doubt be thoroughly refitted and refurnished throughout.

    Cordwood Edgar Wilson (Bill) Nye
  • In fact, she had laughed derisively behind the roller-towel.

    Dimbie and I--and Amelia Mabel Barnes-Grundy
  • He groped with hands extended towards the door behind which hung the roller-towel.

    Adventures of Bindle Herbert George Jenkins
  • Wife's at the roller-towel now, and she 'll be here in a minute.

    Sonny, A Christmas Guest Ruth McEnery Stuart
  • And I pointed to a cottage-door at which I suddenly espied the old woman whose handling of the roller-towel had so impressed me.

    Mad Shepherds L. P. Jacks
  • She had finished mixing the bread, and had washed her hands and was wiping them on the roller-towel in the kitchen.

    The Shoulders of Atlas Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • Louise found him at the roller-towel, after his emblematic ablutions.

    The Quality of Mercy W. D. Howells
  • The roller-towel heaved and pulled, and with clenched fists out rushed Tommy.

    Tommy Tregennis Mary Elizabeth Phillips
  • He sluiced his face with cold water at the sink, and slush-slushed his head in a roller-towel, talking the while.

    Just Around the Corner Fannie Hurst
  • A roller-towel for his pantry, and some blacking for his boots, and some flannel I suppose for his fat stomach.

    Miss Mapp Edward Frederic Benson
British Dictionary definitions for roller-towel

roller towel

a towel with the two ends sewn together, hung on a roller
a continuous towel wound inside a roller enabling a clean section to be pulled out when required
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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