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percaline

[pur-kuh-leen] /ˌpɜr kəˈlin/
noun
1.
a fine, lightweight cotton fabric, usually finished with a gloss and dyed in one color, used especially for linings.
Origin of percaline
1855-1860
From French, dating back to 1855-60; See origin at percale, -ine2
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Historical Examples
  • The frame was covered with a kind of cloth called “percaline.”

    The Scientific American Boy

    A. Russell (Alexander Russell) Bond
  • percaline is used chiefly for feminine wearing apparel, principally for linings, petticoats, etc.

    Textiles

    William H. Dooley
British Dictionary definitions for percaline

percaline

/ˈpɜːkəˌliːn; -lɪn/
noun
1.
a fine light cotton fabric, used esp for linings
Word Origin
C19: from French; see percale
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