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tea towel

a dishtowel.
Origin of tea towel
1870-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Also attach to her belt a tea-towel and a small holder for lifting hot pans.

    Cookery for Little Girls Olive Hyde Foster
  • Finally she retied the document in a tea-towel, tight and secure, and buried it deep in the flour barrel.

    In the Shadow of the Hills George C. Shedd
British Dictionary definitions for tea-towel

tea towel

a towel for drying dishes and kitchen utensils US name dishtowel
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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