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  • n. Obsolete form of cambric.

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Examples

  • Our room was soon filled with all the foreign merchants who lived in the Khan, and the principal town merchants; we sold to them a few silk handkerchiefs and coarse cambrick, and were plagued with their company for the whole remaining part of the day.

    Travels in Nubia

  • The first, from an inconsiderable village, is become one of the most flourishing places of the kingdom, enriched by the linen, cambrick, flowered lawn, and silk manufactures.

    The Expedition of Humphry Clinker

  • The linnings, the diaper all damaged, Mrs. Cranchs cambrick mildewed, happily the wollen cloths were only wet, the leather Gloves quite rotton.

    Letter from Abigail Adams to John Adams, 23 April 1781

  • France be so kind as to order me one half a dozen tombour worked Muslin hankerchiefs, 4 Ells Book Muslin, one pound of white threads, 12 Ells of light crimson caliminco with a peice of coarse cambrick and any light wollen stuff that will answer for winter gowns, half a dozen coulourd plumes and a small Box of flowers for Miss Nabby at her request to her pappa.

    Letter from Abigail Adams to John Adams, 23 April 1781

  • They were arranged, at any rate, to appear as if they grew out of her shoulders; she was arrayed in flowing white draperies over her own little cambrick frock; and then she was ready.

    Melbourne House

  • This was a simple dressing, however, of a white cambrick frock; no finery, seeing that Daisy was to put on and off various things in the course of the evening.

    Melbourne House

  • In a few minutes he came out with two cambrick pocket handkerchiefs -- I remember they had a fancy violet edge -- and he gave the handkerchiefs, saying: ` When he puts on this one the pain will cease, and this one is for him to sleep with. '

    Leo Tolstoy: Childhood and Early Manhood

  • The neck was dressed with a layer of four or five three-cornered cravats, artistically laid, and surmounted with a cambrick stock, pleated and buckled behind.

    Reminiscences and Memoirs of North Carolina and Eminent North Carolinians

  • And she told Jenette, and Jenette told me, so's I know it is true, "that she might go right on, and get the parasol cover, and the trimmins to the dresses, cambrick, and linin 'and things, and hooks and eyes."

    Samantha Among the Brethren, Complete

  • This was a simple dressing, however, of a white cambrick frock; no finery, seeing that

    Melbourne House

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