Definition of Tea towel

1. Noun. A towel for drying dishes.

Exact synonyms: Dish Towel, Dishtowel
Generic synonyms: Towel

Definition of Tea towel

1. Noun. A cloth, made from cotton or linen, for drying dishes and glassware. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tea Towel

tea plant
tea plants
tea room
tea rooms
tea rose
tea service
tea services
tea set
tea sets
tea shop
tea shops
tea strainer
tea strainers
tea table
tea tortrix
tea towel (current term)
tea towels
tea tray
tea trays
tea tree
tea trolley
tea trolleys
tea urn
tea wagon
tea wagons

Literary usage of Tea towel

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

1. Snap Shots from Sunny Africa by Helen Emily Chapman Springer (1909)
""I don't know," she answered shyly, her eyes glued on the tea towel. ... Her head bent over the tea towel and her voice was barely audible as she replied, ..."

2. The High School Cookery Book by Grace Bradshaw (1916)
"Cover the bowl with a clean, warm tea towel; if the kitchen is cold or draughty, it may be necessary to cover the bowl with a warm rug, in addition to the ..."

3. Stories for Sunday Telling by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey (1916)
"She washed them so clean that her mother let her wash some doilies and a tea towel after the dolls' clothes were finished. Nancy thought when the day was ..."

4. Japanese Women by Japanese Woman's Commission, Japan, Chicago, 1893 World's Columbian Exposition (1893)
"Napkin or tea towel, of silk, usually of purple, red or of tea color. 11. Teaspoon, of bamboo, ivory or of lacquer work. 12. ..."

5. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1912)
"... but she never finished it, for Eurie seized broom and duster as one to the manner born, Kitty took forcible possession of dish-mop and tea-towel, ..."

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