from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See challis.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A red or otherwise colored cotton stuff or piece-goods of soft texture, made in India, and much worn by the poorer natives.


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  • At Astrakan, my cotton stuffs are to be bartered against sables, cloth and glass ware; and the Indian goods which I buy at Bassorah and send to Aleppo are to return to me in the shape of skull-caps and shalli stuffs.

    The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan


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