Of more than 40 cat cafes in Tokyo alone, the most popular are calico and Cat Café Nekorobi.
Sometimes a neighborhood cat, a calico, wanders by and peers in.
The town has cotton factories, calico print-works, iron-works and chemical works.
The calico pieces went into the rag-bag, and that was the last of Prudy's patchwork.
If calico ain't good enough for such a purpose, it isn't good enough for anything.
If calico an't good enough for such a purpose, it isn't good enough for anything.
Grizel made a feint of unrolling the calico under cover of an upraised arm.
Behind a calico curtain was his new suit, dismayingly neat on its hanger.
Wrestling and racing were the chief pastimes, the prizes consisting of a cartridge, a piece of calico, or perhaps a fox skin.
An', too, I see what it'd mean to her if she knew she was wearin' a shroud, casual as calico.
1530s, kalyko, corruption of Calicut (modern Kozhikode), seaport on Malabar coast of India, where Europeans first obtained it. In 16c. it was second only to Goa among Indian commercial ports for European trade. Extended to animal colorings suggestive of printed calicos in 1807, originally of horses.