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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Towel  \Tow"el\,  n.  [OE.  towaille  towail,  F.  touaille  LL 
  toacula  of  Teutonic  origin;  cf  OHG.  dwahila  swahilla  G. 
  zwehle  fr  OHG.  dwahan  to  wash;  akin  to  D.  dwaal  a  towel, 
  AS  [thorn]we['a]n  to  wash,  OS  thwahan  Icel.  [thorn]v[=a], 
  Sw  tv[*a],  Dan.  toe,  Goth.  [thorn]wahan.  Cf  {Doily}.] 
  A  cloth  used  for  wiping,  especially  one  used  for  drying 
  anything  wet,  as  the  person  after  a  bath. 
  {Towel  gourd}  (Bot.),  the  fruit  of  the  cucurbitaceous  plant 
  {Luffa  [AE]gyptiaca};  also  the  plant  itself  The  fruit  is 
  very  fibrous,  and  when  separated  from  its  rind  and  seeds, 
  is  used  as  a  sponge  or  towel.  Called  also  {Egyptian  bath 
  sponge},  and  {dishcloth}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Towel  \Tow"el\,  v.  t. 
  To  beat  with  a  stick.  [Prov.  Eng.] 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  a  rectangular  piece  of  absorbent  cloth  (or  paper)  for  drying 
  or  wiping 
  v  :  wipe  with  a  towel;  "towel  your  hair  dry" 

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