Mrs. MacCall wiped her eyes, declaring that "such goings-on wrung the tears out o' her jest like water out of a dishclout!"
"There's a mote in't," quo' the man when he swallowed the dishclout.
“A Barcelona napkin, as wet as a dishclout, and I have just lent him one of my own overlays,” said Triptolemus.
Marinilla at the Venta Tejada is a dishclout in comparison with her.
Our Lady is not Joan of the dishclout, that such draught-house ragpickers as you should be pinned to her tail.
Mistress before folk, gudewife behint backs; whaur lies the dishclout?
Mony time I hae got a wipe wi' a towel, but ne'er a daub wi' a dishclout before.
But Tom made him this impudent answer, "A dishclout in your teeth for your news, for you shall not find me to be one of them!"