from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Properly, printed calico, whether Oriental or of fanciful design with flowers, etc., in Western work. Hence, as extended in English, material of a similar character.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An Eastern cambric or muslin printed with colored patterns.


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  • She sat down behind the lowered persienne, and every now and then lifted her eyes from the page and peered out between the tiny slits.

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