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  • Ain't it strange that a piece o 'caliker'll outlast you and me?

    Aunt Jane of Kentucky

  • "Fancy Charlie Sloane in a 'caliker' apron and a 'sunbunnit,'" giggled

    Anne of the Island

  • MARIAR bought a ticket in a church lottery, and drew a new fast collers caliker.

    Punchinello, Volume 1, No. 20, August 13, 1870

  • Mrs. GREEN would like to borrow a new fashioned caliker dress pattern of

    Punchinello, Volume 1, No. 20, August 13, 1870

  • And some folks can build churches and schools and hospitals to keep folks in mind of 'em, but all the work I've got to leave behind me is jest these quilts, and sometimes, when I'm settin 'here, workin' with my caliker and gingham pieces, I'll finish off a block, and I laugh and say to myself, 'Well, here's another stone for the monument.'

    Aunt Jane of Kentucky

  • I'm tired o 'seein' the ministers walk up into the pulpit in their slick black broadcloths, and their wives settin 'down in the pew in an old black silk that's been turned upside down, wrong side out, and hind part before, and sponged, and pressed, and made over till you can't tell whether it's silk, or caliker, or what.'

    Aunt Jane of Kentucky

  • The Lord sends us the pieces, but we can cut 'em out and put 'em together pretty much to suit ourselves, and there's a heap more in the cuttin 'out and the sewin' than there is in the caliker.

    Aunt Jane of Kentucky

  • I never had so many caliker dresses that I didn't want one more, for in my day folks used to think a caliker dress was good enough to wear anywhere.

    Aunt Jane of Kentucky

  • And I says, 'Well, you see to it that Sally Ann gits app'inted to help judge the caliker quilts.'

    Aunt Jane of Kentucky

  • Crawford said she sent Sarah Jane a bundle o 'caliker once by Sam, and

    Aunt Jane of Kentucky

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