Origin of toweling
verb (used with object), tow·eled, tow·el·ing or (especially British) tow·elled, tow·el·ling.
Origin of towel
Related Words for towelingdry, obliterate, rub, mop, remove, wash, erase, clean, dust, exhaust, drain, wilt, sear, evaporate, blot, wither, deplete, bake, shrivel, wipe
Examples from the Web for toweling
Contemporary Examples of toweling
She never finishes her soup and she wears a toweling robe with a certain je ne sais quoi.Polanski's Brilliant Comeback
February 18, 2010
Historical Examples of toweling
We know it is used for dresses, and sometimes for toweling and upholstery uses.
It is used for toweling and costs about 30 cents per yard, 24 inches wide.
Get three yards or so of toweling and cut off pieces as you need them.Camp and Trail
Stewart Edward White
The largest portion of the sheeting and toweling is made in Scotland.Handicraft for Girls
At my exclamation one of the Halbersons left off toweling and came over to join me.Down the Columbia
Lewis R. Freeman
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).