How to use Calico in a sentence
T Cloth is a plain grey calico, similar in kind to the Mexican and exported to the same markets.
Calico is one of the cheaper styles of quilting fabric.
It is the seat of cotton, calico, silk, machinery and other industries, and excellent wine is grown there.
In connection with the cotton industry there are a few mills where calico is made or oil crushed, and ginning-mills are numerous.
Its industrial products are yarn, calico, woollen goods, thread.Advertisement
Fred O'Connor, at 74, had long since finished his working career, a calico collection of jobs which changed with the telling, none of which gave him a pension.
Now it is commonly applied to medium or heavy makes of calico.
For example, Wilde produced copper printing surfaces for calico printing-rollers and the like by immersing rotating iron cylinders as cathodes in a copper bath.
In 1830 Cobden learnt that Messrs Fort, calico printers at Sabden, near Clitheroe, were about to retire from business, and he, with two other young men, Messrs Sheriff and Gillet, who were engaged in the same commercial house as himself, determined to make an effort to acquire the succession.
Medium is a plain calico, grey or bleached, of medium weight, used principally in the home and colonial trade.Advertisement
Both the oxide and hydroxide dissolve in ammonia to form a beautiful azure-blue solution (Schweizer's reagent), which dissolves cellulose, or perhaps, holds it in suspension as water does starch; accordingly, the solution rapidly perforates paper or calico.
Dean left the parking lot on Elm Street, turned left on Church, and after dutifully pausing for a calico cat to stalk a pigeon, he continued out Yoder Avenue, watching the city slowly dissolve in his rearview mirror.
James was not only a calico printer he was an astute businessman who rose to become a leading figure in Darwen at that time.
His costume otherwise was simple enough, consisting merely of a small kilt of white calico.
Gym Bags Made from strong unbleached calico these gym bags make lovely and practical parting gifts for children who are going to school.Advertisement
After some hours place the ball of amalgam in a piece of strong new calico and squeeze out any surplus mercury.
And don't go about women in that old calico.
Hand woven from soft colored and textured natural straw, they have lovely leather handles and practical cotton calico linings.
The park was created on land previously used for bleaching, dyeing, calico printing and mining.
The palace had been sold and converted into a bleaching works and calico printing factory after the last Archbishop had left in the 1770s.Advertisement
The hull was planked of selected teak with a double skin, with calico and white lead bedding between.
You will be supplied calico for making a toile; therefore do not need to bring fabric to the first lesson.
Once a calico toile has been produced, several fittings will then follow.
We have a two-year-old spayed Calico female cat that we rescued at six weeks old.
This is why there are very few male calico cats.Advertisement
After all, it's not every day you get a chance to watch a calico orbit a ceiling fan with such gusto.
The color variations range from the familiar silver tabby and its variants to the solid colored American Shorthair kitten to the calico or tortoiseshell variety.
Overalls for children are a fantastic buy, because they aren't just available in different washes of denim and particular calico blends, but many different materials.
In Ghost Town, park visitors can watch the Calico Saloon Show and Knott's Fool's Stunt Show.
To make her dress, cut the bodice and skirt pieces out of cotton calico and the apron out of white lawn.
A nice frilly shirt doesn't hurt and Calico Jack Rackham was known for being a rough and tumble pirate with a refined taste in clothing.
The Calico Cat has many lovely fabrics that would be great for your holiday tablecloth and napkins.
Calico cotton can be washed in warm water and dried in the dryer, so you can have several just to throw in the hamper and wear at your convenience.
Of the vegetable oils, in addition to cotton-seed and coco-nut, olive oil is the basis of soaps for calico printers and silk dyers; castor oil yields transparent soaps (under suitable treatment), whilst crude palm oil, with bone fat, is employed for making brown soap, and after bleaching it yields ordinary pale or mottled.
In the arts it is employed in the preparation of varnishes, and as a mordant for the production of colours on calico.
The first calico printed in the United States was made at East Greenwich about 1794.
The Baganda are not a very moral people, but they have an extreme regard for decency, and are always scrupulously clothed (formerly in bark-cloth, now in calico).
Among these are sateen, which, dyed or printed, is largely used for dresses, linings, upholstery, &c.; linenette, dyed and finished to imitate coloured linen in the north of Ireland and elsewhere; hollandette, usually unbleached or half-bleached and finished to imitate linen holland; and interlining, a coarse, plain white calico used as padding for linen collars.
It has an important trade in corn, timber, horned cattle, pigs and horses, fowls, dairy produce and lard; and considerable manufactures, including machinery, cast-iron, copper and brass goods, calico, gunpowder, oil, paper, articles in felt, flour, leather and biscuits.
Its industries include linen and cotton weaving, dyeing, calico printing, brewing, ship-building and the manufacture of tobacco, glass, soap, chocolate, leather, lamps, chicory and chemicals.
They are usually made of calico; they have no buttons but are fastened with string (kamarband).
The salt is used as a mordant in dyeing and calico printing, and also for making textiles non-inflammable.
Up to 1840 the mill hands, with the exception of English dyers and calico printers, were New England girls.
The cylinder is first dressed with a fine and thin calico drawn tightly over and fastened securely, which serves as a base on which to fasten sheets.
The industries of Bonhill centre in the calico printing, dyeing and bleaching which find their headquarters in the valley.
Above this is the kamarchin, a tunic of colored calico, cloth, Kashmir or Kermn shawl, silk, satin or velvet (gold embroidered, or otherwise), according to the time of the year and the purse and position of the wearer.
Merchants generally wear a turban of muslin embroidered in colors, or of a yellow pattern on straw-colored muslin, or of calico, or shawl.
Calico is not as coarse as denim or canvas, but is made from unbleached and not completely processed cotton.
Look for nightgowns in calico cotton, if you want something that is easy to dry and that is easy-care.
A large number of cotton mills furnish the chief source of industry; printing, dyeing and bleaching of cotton and calico, spinning and weaving machine making, iron and steel works, and collieries in the neighbourhood, are also important.
Citric acid is used in calico printing, also in the preparation of effervescing draughts, as a refrigerant and sialogogue, and occasionally as an antiscorbutic, instead of fresh lemon juice.
Copper sulphate finds application in calico printing and in the preparation of the pigment Scheele's green.
It is used in the manufacture of printer's ink, in the preparation of black paint and in calico printing.
The weaving of cotton, for which the place was at one time so famous that its name became identified with its calico, is no longer of any importance.
Calico, fire-arms and swords had replaced the primitive bark-cloth and bymwanga, spear, while under the teaching of the missionary- 1884.
Of course the partial loss of the piece-goods trade by the shops is not a loss in aggregate trade, as they are the ultimate distributors of the made-up garments, which are probably at least as profitable to retail as calico or flannelette sold in lengths.
Croydon, which seems to be an arbitrary trade name, is a heavy, bleached, plain calico, usually stiff and glossy in finish.
The cotton manufacture is the principal industry; there are also calico printing, dyeing and bleaching works, machinery and iron works, woollen manufactures, and coal mines and quarries in the vicinity.
When freed from excess of water it is laid on a sheet of thick white blotting-paper, and a piece of smooth washed calico is placed upon it (unwashed calico, on account of its "facing," adheres to the sea-weed).
It is the seat of various iron and other metal industries, and has cloth and calico mills.
The residue is removed to a calico filter and thoroughly washed with boiling water, the wash water being reboiled and used time after time.
The first place is occupied by the iron industries, embracing foundries, furnaces, engineering and machine shops, &c. Next come cotton spinning and weaving, calico printing, yarn-spinning, dyeing and similar textile branches, besides a variety of other industries.
The garment doing duty as a chemise is called a pirahan; it is, with the lower orders, of white or blue calico, and comes down to the middle of the thigh, leaving the leg nude.
Mexican is a plain, heavy grey calico, sometimes heavily sized.