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Percaline   Listen
noun
Percaline  n.  A fine kind of cotton goods, usually of one color, and with a glossy surface, much use for linings.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Percaline" Quotes from Famous Books



... only think"—Nancy's eyes glistened—"no more velveteen masquerading as velvet, no more bargain-counter shoes and gloves, no more percaline petticoats with silk flounces, no more plain dresses because shirring and tucking take a few more yards; no more summers spent in close, cooped-up hall bedrooms in twelve-dollar-a-week hotels; grape-fruit every morning, and cream ...
— Ainslee's, Vol. 15, No. 6, July 1905 • Various



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