- towel rack,
- towel rail,
- tower block,
- tower bolt,
- tower crane
Origin of toweling
verb (used with object), tow·eled, tow·el·ing or (especially British) tow·elled, tow·el·ling.
Origin of towel
Examples from the Web for toweling
She never finishes her soup and she wears a toweling robe with a certain je ne sais quoi.
The table linen and toweling would be both spun and woven by her hands.The American Country Girl|Martha Foote Crow
Cut four pieces of the toweling, twelve inches long and six and a half wide, and shape them according to diagram.
It is used for toweling and costs about 30 cents per yard, 24 inches wide.Clothing and Health|Helen Kinne
These garments were made of Turkish toweling with wide sleeves and hoods, and were so long as “to barely escape” the ground.Women's Bathing and Swimming Costume in the United States|Claudia B. Kidwell
The end of the toweling entwined itself about one of the dining-tables and held there.Mr. Hawkins' Humorous Adventures|Edgar Franklin
verb -els, -elling or -elled or US -els, -eling or -eled (tr)
Word Origin for towel
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.
see crying towel; throw in the sponge (towel).