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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.
References in classic literature ?
You steal 'm one fella towel, one fella cane-knife, two- ten fella cartridge.
Yes, I will," said Sancho, in a great rage; "but I'd like it to be with cleaner towels, clearer lye, and not such dirty hands; for there's not so much difference between me and my master that he should be washed with angels' water and I with devil's lye.
Besides, you promoters of cleanliness have been excessively careless and thoughtless, I don't know if I ought not to say audacious, to bring troughs and wooden utensils and kitchen dishclouts, instead of basins and jugs of pure gold and towels of holland, to such a person and such a beard; but, after all, you are ill-conditioned and ill-bred, and spiteful as you are, you cannot help showing the grudge you have against the squires of knights-errant.
The duchess was ready to die with laughter when she saw Sancho's rage and heard his words; but it was no pleasure to Don Quixote to see him in such a sorry trim, with the dingy towel about him, and the hangers-on of the kitchen all round him; so making a low bow to the duke and duchess, as if to ask their permission to speak, he addressed the rout in a dignified tone: "Holloa, gentlemen
She'll mind when she's spoken to, biddable or not," remarked Miranda with a shake of the last towel.
But first of all, as an opener and just as a matter of course, start wetting the towel over her eyes.
he said after a short effort of attention, 'it was not the towel over my ears, I thought it wasn't.
At the first stroke--without touching the lock of his door, without setting foot in his room--I had the towel over his face.
All George @ Asda These holders are a fun way of teaching your kids to hang up their wet towels.
AMBER GRAAFLAND and DIDI DANSO pick out their favourite accessories to give your bathroom a stylish makeover These holders are a fun way of teaching your kids to hang up their wet towels.
Leading supplier of luxury linen beach and bath towels launches a new eco-friendly product selection.
Due to high demand and the fact that these towels are all handmade, the site mentions a four to six weeks wait time upon pre-order.