American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A fine cotton fabric, usually glazed, used especially for linings and in the bindings of books.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Cotton cloth with a very glossy surface, usually dyed of a single color.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A fine kind of cotton goods, usually of one color, and with a glossy surface, -- much use for linings.
- French (Wiktionary)
- French, diminutive of percale, percale; see percale. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The frame was covered with a kind of cloth called "percaline.”
“For the women, a gray calico shirt and coarse petticoat of percaline with two coarse handkerchiefs”
“I'm not, mother; only think" -- Nancy's eyes glistened -- "no more velveteen masquerading as velvet, no more bargain-counter shoes and gloves, no more percaline petticoats with silk flounces, no more”
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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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