Inside the bag, a second body was naked, wrapped in a towel, and almost decapitated.
The cyclist had turned the heads of the women in the dorm on his way back from the showers, wearing just a towel.
Back in 2007, Abe left his countrymen in disbelief when he abruptly threw in the towel after serving only a year in office.
But it offends my sensibilities to watch the president throw in the towel before the give-and-take even begins anew.
I was rinsing vegetables for my supper, and I turned from the sink to reach for a towel, and I saw Dorothy.
This one lent us soap, that one a towel, a third and fourth helped us to undo our bags.
He had as little occasion for a towel as Jonas had for a start.
As the king passed by he pulled off the towel that was upon his head, and then returned to his seat in the tent.
He curled up under the towel, shivered once, and closed his eyes.
Wonderful, he thought, as the towel stretched and kneaded his stringy muscles.
late 13c., from Old French toaille (12c.), from Frankish *thwahlja, from Proto-Germanic *thwakhlijon (cf. Old Saxon thwahila, Middle Dutch dwale "towel," Dutch dwaal "altar cloth," Old High German dwehila "towel," German dialectal Zwehle "napkin"); related to German zwagen, Old English þwean "to wash." Spanish toalla, Italian tovaglia are Germanic loan-words.
1836, from towel (n.). Related: Towelled; towelling.