/ (ˈtaʊəlɪŋ) /

  1. an absorbent fabric, esp with a nap, used for making towels, bathrobes, etc

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How to use towelling in a sentence

  • Sally looks at her a moment in a pause of dry-towelling, and goes back to her room not quite convinced.

    Somehow Good | William de Morgan
  • "But I am not a fortune-teller," he said, letting his head drop into a festoon of towel, and towelling away at his two ears.

    Great Expectations | Charles Dickens
  • As he now appeared in his doorway, towelling his hands, Wemmick got on his great-coat and stood by to snuff out the candles.

    Great Expectations | Charles Dickens
  • His teeth clicked as he wiped himself on the burlap towelling.

    The Courage of Marge O'Doone | James Oliver Curwood
  • In the pauses of sponging and towelling himself, the Commandant asked the question again and again.

    Major Vigoureux | A. T. Quiller-Couch