Definitions

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  • n. Alternative form of calamanco.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See calamanco.

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Examples

  • The mansion of one of these squires was of plaster striped with timber, not unaptly called calimanco-work, or of red brick; large casemented bow-windows,

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 11, No. 23, February, 1873

  • Other textiles boast names utterly mysterious to us, opening up a lost world of camblet and fustian, susy and cherryderry, calimanco and linsey-woolsey.

    Threads of feeling

  • What's more, the light background (so different from the dark camblets, calimanco and stuff that working women had been obliged to wear earlier in the century) resembled that of a bright silk frock.

    Threads of feeling

  • The quilter fitted a red calimanco patch in place, and studied the effect with intense interest.

    Janice Meredith

  • I had our porter up to get under the bed and fetch it out; and though he habitually wallows in dust, -- swims in it from morning to night, and wears a close-fitting waistcoat with black calimanco sleeves for the purpose, -- it made him sneeze again, and his throat was that hot with it that it was obliged to be cooled with a drink of

    Somebody's Luggage

  • Habit de Cour, composed of a yellow nankeen illusion dress over a slip of rich pea-green corduroy, trimmed en tablier, with bouquets of Brussels sprouts: the body and sleeves handsomely trimmed with calimanco, and festooned with a pink train and white radishes.

    The Book of Snobs

  • The Squire is fond, too, of stopping at those inns which may be met with here and there in ancient houses of wood and plaster, or calimanco houses, as they are called by antiquaries, with deep porches, diamond-paned bow-windows, pannelled rooms, and great fire-places.

    Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists

  • a slip of rich pea-green corduroy, trimmed en tablier, with bouquets of Brussels sprouts: the body and sleeves handsomely trimmed with calimanco, and festooned with a pink train and white radishes.

    The Book of Snobs

  • I had our porter up to get under the bed and fetch it out; and though he habitually wallows in dust, — swims in it from morning to night, and wears a close-fitting waistcoat with black calimanco sleeves for the purpose, — it made him sneeze again, and his throat was that hot with it that it was obliged to be cooled with a drink of Allsopp’s draft.

    Somebody's Luggage

  • She and Fitz went and bought them at Shoolbred’s, when you may be sure she treated herself likewise to a neat, sweet pretty half-mourning (for the Court, you know, is in mourning) — a neat sweet barege, or calimanco, or bombazine, or tiffany, or some such thing; but Madame Camille, of

    A Little Dinner at Timmins’s

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