from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A frame or bar over which towels are hung; a towel-horse.


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  • Snowy towels hung from a heated towel-rack, and the "convenience" was of the most modern flush-type.

    red dust

  • There is the hot-water towel-rack, which is connected with the hot-water system of the house and which heats the towels, and incidentally the dressing-room.

    The House in Good Taste

  • "And look at the towels and the little towel-rack," said Molly.

    The Book of Stories for the Story-teller

  • And instantly tears of self-pity bowed her head over the little towel-rack, and turned her heart to water.

    Saturday's Child

  • The towel-rack was a rod of clear glass set in nickel.


  • "And if she would only find us a towel-rack that didn't fall into twelve separate pieces like a Chinese puzzle every time a chap put a towel on it we'd be simply reveling in luxury."

    Behind the line A story of college life and football

  • The study and the adjoining bed-room were at last furnished to suit; The First Snow was hung, the "rug for the wash-stand" was in place, and the objectionable towel-rack had given way to a smaller but less erratic affair.

    Behind the line A story of college life and football

  • As she lifted the pitcher from the wash-stand, she happened to glance at the proverb calendar hanging over the towel-rack, and saw the verse for the day.

    The Little Colonel: Maid of Honor

  • "An 'Buddy says he knows she sleeps perched on the towel-rack, 'cause they ain't a sign of a bed in her room."

    Solomon Crow's Christmas Pockets and Other Tales

  • The bride's clothes are set out on a clothes-rack; in families of high rank, seven robes are hung up on the rack; five of these are taken away and replaced by others, and again three are taken away and replaced by others; and there are either two or three clothes-racks: the towel-rack is set up in a place of more honour than the clothes-racks.

    Tales of Old Japan


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