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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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The tea towel is believed to have caught on fire from the hob of the cooker.
Cover the bowl with a tea towel or cling film and place in the refrigerator for 24 hours.
We also wanted to keep the more traditional elements associated with the Royal family so that's why we added the corgi and the traditional-looking pram with Windsor Castle in the background to keep it really British as it is quite a modernlooking tea towel.
This beautiful tea towel has been created exclusively for the Daily Record by Scottish designer Gillian.
Mark Simpson and Simon Fulton of Class Fundraising with Peter Taylor of UK Steel Enterprise and the Royal Baby tea towel
For your chance to pick up your free tea towel, just collect the four passcodes we'll print in-paper from today until Wednesday.
Place back in bowl, cover with oiled cling film or a damp tea towel.
The ruling, issued by the Lord Chamberlain, Earl Peel, had upset tea towel manufacturers, who called the move as "barmy".
How many of you can remember the tears in the eyes at seeing the angel in the Nativity Play or that shepherd with your best tea towel stuck on his head?