Definition of Percales
1. percale [n] - See also: percale
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Percales
Literary usage of Percales
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Commercial Nomenclature by John K. Chandler, John C. Redman, Virginia H. Wood, Caroline S. Larner (1897)
"percales. Percaline. Perchloride of Iron. Perforator. Perfume. Perfume Burners. Perfume Oils. Perfume Stands. Perfumery. Perfumery Baskets. ..."
2. The Cruise of the Midge by Michael Scott (1835)
"After a hearty laugh we relieved him, and being now joined by percales, ... and percales, Long- tram and Tom Cringle. Among other exploits, we broke into a ..."
3. The Clothier and Furnisher (1894)
"Negligee in Madras, Zephyrs, percales, etc., and many novelties not mentioned for lack of space. The make-up and fit are on the top notch. ..."
4. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1833)
"After a hearty laugh we relieved him ; and being now joined by percales, who came up in his gig, ..."
5. Memoirs of the Emperor Napoleon: From Ajaccio to Waterloo, as Soldier by Laure Junot Abrantès (1901)
"Bonaparte expressed a decided dislike to the percales and muslins,* which were then much worn by ladies in France. But he was always pleased whenever he saw ..."