dishclout


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dishclout

(ˈdɪʃˌkluːt)
n
(Textiles) dialect another name for dishcloth
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Besides, you promoters of cleanliness have been excessively careless and thoughtless, I don't know if I ought not to say audacious, to bring troughs and wooden utensils and kitchen dishclouts, instead of basins and jugs of pure gold and towels of holland, to such a person and such a beard; but, after all, you are ill-conditioned and ill-bred, and spiteful as you are, you cannot help showing the grudge you have against the squires of knights-errant.
I have seen a scullion-wench with a dishclout in one hand, and a novel in the other, sobbing o'er the sorrows of Julia, or a Jemima (Sylph no.
Mary expresses it thus: "I would rather than a Quart of Ale, / He would come into our Kitchin, and I would pin a Dishclout to his Tail" (32-33).