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dish·rag

 (dĭsh′răg′)
n.
A dishcloth.
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dishrag

(ˈdɪʃræɡ)
n
(Textiles) another name for a dishcloth
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dish•cloth

(ˈdɪʃˌklɔθ, -ˌklɒθ)

n., pl. -cloths (-ˌklɔðz, -ˌklɒðz, -ˌklɔθs, -ˌklɒθs)
a cloth for use in washing dishes; dishrag.
Also, Brit.,dish•clout (ˈdɪʃˌklaʊt)
[1820–30]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dishrag - a cloth for washing dishesdishrag - a cloth for washing dishes    
piece of cloth, piece of material - a separate part consisting of fabric
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Translations

dishrag

[ˈdɪʃræg] Ntrapo m para fregar los platos, bayeta f
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Sponges and dishrags: If they're used for cleaning why aren't they clean?
One evening he returned with a jacket pocket stuffed with crocheted dishrags.
May your waders not leak, your powder stay dry, your bilge pump work, and your ducks drop dead as dishrags. May there always be a little wind, a lot of cold and may your dog wait for your command when the shooting starts.
Our therapist, who was a champion of enduring pregnant pauses, would offer us a crust of conversational bread every so often, but the car rides home were the worst: the sour odour of fresh truth hung around us like wet dishrags. There was no escape from it and no one to break the interminable silence.
At the end of July, a large crowd attended a show at the Japanese Hall in the east side of downtown to see a bill that included both the Furies and the Dishrags. Following a brief lull, the period between 1978 and 1979 saw an explosion of groups, including Tunnel Canary, I Braineater, the Generators, the K-Tels/Young Canadians, Active Dog, D.O.A., the Subhumans, the Modernettes, the Visitors, the Pointed Sticks, the Rabid, and many more.
In the kitchen it can replace dishrags used for cleaning dirty pots and pans, and it can be used with spray cleaners on counter tops, appliances, cook tops and even floors.
Quick fact: The sponges (as well as dishrags) are the dirtiest things in your kitchen.
In 2010, fallout from the crash led him to launch the first of his three Eat Here restaurants; the restaurant, on Anna Maria, eschewed pricey formalities like tablecloths and passed out silverware purchased at Goodwill and dishrags doubling as napkins.
man now at their feet stepping out of his dishrags using them to wipe
In fact, sponges and dishrags, the very items used to clean the kitchen, topped the list.
On the night before her funeral, the three of us felt like dishrags. Dad kept shuffling from room to room.
So this week, as I thought about Jez and his bees, out there in all that weather, presumably all blown to kingdom come and wet as dishrags, I decided that a spot of baking was in order, and honey should play a major part.