Definitions

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  • n. A somewhat stout and thick fabric of cotton, generally inferior, coarser, and less durable.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A somewhat stout and thick fabric of cotton.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A name given to different varieties of cotton cloth, generally to inferior, coarser, and less durable kinds.

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Examples

  • The disguise which Darke has adopted -- the mere shaving off moustaches and donning a dress of home-wove "cottonade" -- the common wear of the Louisiana Creole -- with slouch hat to correspond, is too flimsy to deceive Captain Jim Borlasse, himself accustomed to metamorphoses more ingenious, it is nothing new for him to meet a murderer fleeing from the scene of his crime -- stealthily, disguisedly making way towards that boundary line, between the United States and

    The Death Shot A Story Retold

  • I see the light-bodied Creole, in "cottonade" jacket and trousers of bright blue, mounted upon his small Spanish horse, and galloping along the Levee road.

    The Quadroon Adventures in the Far West

  • Attakapas "cottonade," and Mexican ones of cotton velveteen.

    The Death Shot A Story Retold

  • "cottonade," that beautiful and durable fabric peculiar to Louisiana, and so well suited to the southern climate.

    The Hunters' Feast Conversations Around the Camp Fire

  • She donned her new blue cottonade and white apron, for she remembered that this was Sunday.

    The Awakening

  • His own great embarrassment seemed to be that he had lost all his clothes at the time he was wounded, so was compelled to wear the unbleached shirts with blue cottonade collars and cuffs, which were supplied to all patients, numbered to correspond with the bunks.

    Memories A Record of Personal Experience and Adventure During Four Years of War

  • As he entered, the clerks saw a tall boy wearing a blouse shirt and cottonade trousers, and having on his head a broad-brimmed straw hat well set back.

    The Widow O'Callaghan's Boys

  • At home there was always a clean shirt and a pair of cottonade pantaloons waiting for him, and nothing but a "Well, Jim!" by way of reproof.

    The Widow O'Callaghan's Boys

  • He was dressed in blue cottonade and looked like some good boy's grandpa.

    "Co. Aytch" Maury Grays, First Tennessee Regiment or, A Side Show of the Big Show

  • That was Adorine Mérionaux, otherwise the most industrious Acadian and the best cottonade-weaver in the parish.

    Balcony Stories

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