And Mrs. Brill surveyed in amazement the back of the darn, which looked like Turkish towelling.
"I don't think I'd go beyond the point there," she said as her towelling fell to her feet.
Several study tables had been united for the supper, the cracks concealed by Japanese towelling contributed by Otoyo.
His head was soon in a basin of water, and out of it again, and staring at her through a storm of towelling.
As he now appeared in his doorway, towelling his hands, Wemmick got on his great-coat and stood by to snuff out the candles.
I was in this place having a wash down and towelling vigorously when I heard the steward talking to the cook outside the porthole.
She rose from the couch, her Turkish towelling drapery flowing far behind her small figure.
Their door was open and there was Mademoiselle in her little alpaca dressing-jacket, towelling her head.
From a two yard length of towelling, cut off a strip ten inches long, which will be used for the waistband.
The chief industries are the manufacture of bed and table linen, towelling and woollen cloth, shipbuilding and flax-spinning.
late 13c., from Old French toaille (12c.), from Frankish *thwahlja, from Proto-Germanic *thwakhlijon (cf. Old Saxon thwahila, Middle Dutch dwale "towel," Dutch dwaal "altar cloth," Old High German dwehila "towel," German dialectal Zwehle "napkin"); related to German zwagen, Old English þwean "to wash." Spanish toalla, Italian tovaglia are Germanic loan-words.
1836, from towel (n.). Related: Towelled; towelling.