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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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towellingtow‧el‧ling British English /ˈtaʊəlɪŋ/ noun [uncountable]  TIMthick soft cloth, used especially for making towels or bathrobes syn terrycloth American English a towelling robe
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towellingLil, propped up on one elbow, grins at me from under a towelling turban.He survived five minutes of ice-cold water before towelling down.She pulled on her towelling bathrobe and slid her feet into a pair of sandals.Lucenzo stood towelling his blond hair, his face smooth-shaven.Folly reached for the towelling bathrobe that hung behind the door, and made her way out into the corridor.She pulled on one of the towelling robes and wandered back into the bedroom, selecting clean clothes.
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