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  • n. towel rack

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A wooden frame or stand to hang towels on.


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  • There was a tumbler with a toothbrush in it on the wash - stand; the towel was crumpled on the towel-horse; and a book had fallen on the floor.

    The Years

  • Strangely enough, the man seemed to have a certain agility of politeness, when once he did move; even if it suggested the wooden joints of a courtly step-ladder or an obsequious towel-horse.

    The Complete Father Brown

  • When I wake early — and the birds wake me — I lie and watch the brass handles on the cupboard grow clear; then the basin; then the towel-horse.

    The Waves

  • There was soap on the wash-stand, and two clean towels on the old-fashioned towel-horse.

    Through the Wall

  • I had a snug bed-room, containing a bed with pink curtains, a toilette-table, with a handsome looking-glass, pincushion, and rather large brush and comb; a washing-stand, towel-horse, chest of drawers, and wardrobe.

    The Doll and Her Friends or Memoirs of the Lady Seraphina

  • On rising from these rather unrefreshing slumbers, I performed my morning ablutions with the aid of some three teacupsful of dusty water, -- for the pitcher probably held that quantity, -- availing myself, also, of something which hung over an elegant towel-horse, and which, though I at first took it for a child's handkerchief, proved on inspection to be "Chamber Towel, No. 1."

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 03, No. 18, April, 1859

  • You can't tell, my dear; it may be a peculiar breed out there -- cross between a towel-horse and a donkey-engine, don't you know!

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 99, July 12, 1890

  • Now, if I might have this blanket on the table and another on a towel-horse or something of that kind by way of a background — you're very kind, Mrs. Pemming ....

    Whose Body?

  • Went upstairs into the servant's bedroom and painted her washstand, towel-horse, and chest of drawers.

    The Diary of a Nobody

  • "Lot 42 -- Twelve aspidistras, towel-horse, and 'The Maiden's Prayer.'"

    Second Plays


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