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tea towel

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tea towel a towel for drying dishes
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Usage

In literature:

So she wondered as she sat mending tea towels in the evening, head bent over her work, light shining on her brown curls.
"In a German Pension" by Katherine Mansfield
After that she inspected the tea towels, and getting a tin dishpan, set them to boil in it on the top of the range.
"A Poor Wise Man" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
The tea and the towel combined are irresistible: the result is always the senior wranglership.
"The Angel and the Author - and Others" by Jerome K. Jerome
He made a daily raft out of the towel stand, the tea tray, and his pillows.
"The Forsyte Saga, Complete" by John Galsworthy
He saw his eldest sister, with the tea towel in her hands, chatting happily with Mrs. Jones.
"The Court of Boyville" by William Allen White
Drain, and wipe perfectly dry with a tea towel.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 484, April 11, 1885" by Various
Cover the pot with a tea cosy or wrap in a towel and let stand exactly seven minutes.
"Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book" by Mary A. Wilson
If you drop the tea-towel, it is a sign of company.
"Current Superstitions" by Various
Sheets and towels, a little wearing apparel, two old-fashioned silver tea-spoons, a pair of sugar-tongs, and a few boots.
"A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens
Warm teas were administered, cold towels were placed on his head, and hot poultices on other parts of his anatomy.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
You could open the door and feast your eyes on orderly piles of neatly laundered towels, sheets, tablecloths, napkins, tea towels.
"Gigolo" by Edna Ferber
There, take that tea-towel; it is a beauty, is it not?
"The Time of Roses" by L. T. Meade
Finally she retied the document in a tea-towel, tight and secure, and buried it deep in the flour barrel.
"In the Shadow of the Hills" by George C. Shedd
Have a number of tea towels, cheesecloth dusters, Canton flannel bags for brooms, silverware towels, etc., cut and ready to hem.
"Breakfasts and Teas" by Paul Pierce
Remove from fire, place tea towel under cover to absorb moisture and let stand until cold.
"Stevenson Memorial Cook Book" by Various
The cleanliness of the tea towel is a safe criterion to a good house-keeper.
"Treading the Narrow Way" by R. E. Barrett
They had just hung up the last tea towel and called Jack to light the bonfire, when Grace came back.
"The Little Colonel's Holidays" by Annie Fellows Johnston
Finally a chamber-maid was procured, and towels, sheets, and a fire followed, while we were at tea.
"Ginger-Snaps" by Fanny Fern
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In news:

Turn a tea towel into an easy cooking cover-up.
Cotton or linen tea towel, 20 x 28 inches ( apron ).
Owl-shaped salt and pepper shakers, a tea towel, bird-decorated refrigerator magnets, a colorful oven mitt, and a lovebird dinner plate.
Make a Tea Towel Pillow Cover.
Rubber stamps are great for decorating note cards, tea towels, plates, and to embellish basic frames.
But for soaking, I just cover the bowl with a tea towel, you want the almonds to be able to breathe but want to keep dust and bugs from falling in.
She has always enjoyed creating stencils and interesting fabrics, but her handmade tea towels really launched her home business.
Clinton Hill–based illustrator Claudia Pearson drew inspiration from her surroundings when she designed these charming cotton tea towels ($18 each at Brooklyn Museum Shop, 200 Eastern Pkwy.
Soothing music, herbal tea, fluffy towels and a massage—your favorite pamper palace sets the mood for calm and relaxation.
Using two tea towels that I had lying around, I whipped up these pillows, and I love the way they brighten up my entire living room.
It's the centerpiece of a party that's all about sunny Mediterranean style, from the wine to the plates to the tea towels.
Just use a small, rectangular terry cloth or tea towel when rolling to remove moisture and prevent the cake from sticking.
When they need a present for someone, they make an apron or a shirt or a tea towel, totally custom.
Here are a few of my favorite sources for colorful, fun tea towels : 1.Crate and Barrel 2.Lotta Helleberg 3.Skinny Laminx 4.Simrin—which is where I purchased my elephant towels 5.Try searching Ebay and Etsy for vintage tea towels .
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