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  • n. Plural form of cambric.


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  • The length of boil with the lime and lyes will depend upon the quality of the goods, heavy goods will require from two to three hours longer than will light goods, such as cambrics, the time given above being that for heavy goods, sheetings, etc.

    The Dyeing of Cotton Fabrics A Practical Handbook for the Dyer and Student

  • I hope and trust, ladies and gentlemen, that the infant whose christening we have this evening met to celebrate, may not be removed from the arms of his parents by premature decay (several cambrics were in requisition): that his young and now APPARENTLY healthy form, may not be wasted by lingering disease.

    Sketches by Boz

  • Small caravans, composed principally of Bisharein, come also from Souakin, a journey of ten days, with spices and India piece goods, chiefly cambrics.

    Travels in Nubia

  • Florence, together with a variety of English calicoes and cambrics.

    Travels in Nubia

  • They likewise take off ribbons, laces, linen, and cambrics; though this branch of trade is chiefly in the hands of traders that come from

    Travels through France and Italy

  • Now, with elated step, they pace the planks in twos and threes, and humorously discourse of parlors, sofas, carpets, and fine cambrics; propose to mat the deck; think of having hanging to the top; object not to taking tea by moonlight on the piazza of the forecastle.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • The only important dry goods store in Overton had been ransacked for colored cambrics, denim and khaki, and under the clever fingers of Ruth, who seemed to know the exact shape and proportion of every one of the Wonderland

    Grace Harlowe's Third Year at Overton College

  • One can't very well wear cotton gowns in London; and, as I am particularly fond of them, I indemnify myself for going abroad by rushing wildly into extensive purchases in cambrics and print dresses.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 17, No. 102, June, 1876

  • But you have bought those cambrics by the piece, and also _piñas_, thin, gossamer fabrics, of all degrees of color and beauty, sometimes with _pattern flounces_, -- do you hear?

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 24, October, 1859

  • And with flaunting cambrics they bend over carriage sides, salute each and every pedestrian, and receive in return answers unsuited to refined ears.

    An Outcast or, Virtue and Faith


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