towel

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towel

sterilizable piece of cloth with good water absorbing capacity used to mop up, as a temporary instrument store at a surgical site, as a local drape.

towel clamps
see towel forceps.
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With instruction from the ladies at the old folks home, Grandpa made stacks of dishrags.
After the soapy dishrag episode, he'd slung an arm around his wife's shoulders.
If you can't be the tablecloth, don't be the dishrag.
Steal a neighbor's dishrag and rub it over your warts .
Run your sponge, dishrag, or scouring pad through the dishwasher.
Doing cultural democracy demands the incessant recognition of our own moral, cognitive, and cultural inadequacies--without being a wimp or a guilt-dripping dishrag.
5 burnt, waxy, resinous Recycler A, #1 0 Dishrag sour, Recycler A, #2 0 dusty, musty, Recycler B 0 pungent
Natalie Briscoe, also of Melbourne, first noticed that at temperatures over 30[degrees]Celsius, koalas moved lower in trees, stretched out in dishrag poses and abandoned edible eucalyptus trees for inedible Acacia mearnsii trees.
Guilt is not a dishrag, to be wrung out and reused.
display my dishrag abs to The wind one last time, feel my skin on fire
After lining a white basket with a dishrag, Rita placed the wet lump inside taking care to situate the matted legs.