- After the Galatea, a 19th-century English warship (from the fabric's use for children's sailor suits). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“It can be purchased by the yard and it's of galatea which is cheap.”
“Mayr postulated that, sometime in the past, a few pairs of Tanysiptera galatea happened to reach this little satellite from the mainland.”
“T. galatea itself occupied New Guinea proper, having diversified there into only three subspecies, despite the great heterogeneity of available habitats.”
“During his own early fieldwork in that part of the world, Mayr had studied the distribution of T. galatea and its allied species.”
“Tanysiptera galatea, the common paradise-kingfisher, is an arresting bird with the unmistakably huge head and the trowel-like beak characteristic of kingfishers generally.”
“They became T. carolinae, distinct from T. galatea in having a blue breast instead of a white breast, as well as legs and feet of bright yellow.”
“As an example, he mentioned the paradise-kingfisher group of species—Tanysiptera galatea and others—on mainland New Guinea and its satellite islands.”
“They selected two blouses -- serge and galatea -- each matching the skirt.”
“Blue and white-striped galatea exactly suited the purpose, as it would be light for packing, and the colour could not run.”
“On the ground between the woman and girl were some odd pieces of khaki galatea, bits of leather fringe, shells and beads, and Esther was busily sewing.”
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Woven, knit and tatted fabrics. Other kinds of cloth, such as tapa and chamois are not included.
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