Definition of Dish towel

1. Noun. A towel for drying dishes.

Exact synonyms: Dishtowel, Tea Towel
Generic synonyms: Towel

Lexicographical Neighbors of Dish Towel

dish aerial
dish antenna
dish bitch
dish face
dish out
dish pig
dish rack
dish racks
dish stand
dish the dirt
dish towel (current term)
dish up
dish washer

Literary usage of Dish towel

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Shakespeariana by Shakespeare society of New York (1885)
"I say little, for of all things I do detest a great big dish-towel that approximates the size of a tablecloth. The right size is a yard long and half as ..."

2. Camping and Camp Outfits: A Manual of Instruction for Young and Old Sportsmen by George O. Shields (1889)
"Then the coffeepot, with any little thing, as a can of condensed milk, or the soap wrapped up in the dish-towel, is put in alongside of the camp-kettle. ..."

3. By the Great Wall: Letters from China by Isabella Burgess Riggs Williams (1909)
"My satisfaction on the dish towel question received a ... 'No, it's the dish towel,' was the answer, in a most innocent tone. ' It isn't our foreign custom ..."

4. A Montessori Mother by Dorothy Canfield Fisher (1912)
"And I set th' iron down and took a dish-towel out'n the basket and says to him, ... That historic dish-towel is still among the “apparatus” in her garret. ..."

5. The Wit and Humor of America by Marshall Pinckney Wilder (1911)
"The instant she saw me she modestly seized a dish- towel and shouted at the top ... She has nothing on but a dish-towel." Letitia paused irresolutely for a ..."

6. The Story of a Pioneer by Anna Howard Shaw, Elizabeth Garver Jordan (1915)
"When I called for towels I found that there was nothing in the place but a dish-towel, which I washed with portentous gravity. The man owned but one shirt, ..."

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