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Percale

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Definition of the noun percale

What does percale mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: percales

  1. a fine closely woven cotton fabric
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic words: cloth / fabric / material / textile = artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers

Alternative definition of the noun percale

noun

  1. A fine, closely woven fabric, made from cotton, polyester or a mix of these, and used for sheets and clothing.

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Google previewTextiles for Commercial, Industrial and Domestic Arts Schools

Percale is a closely woven fabric made with a good quality of cotton yarn. The finer qualities are used for handkerchiefs, aprons, etc., and when used for these purposes are not printed, but bleached after the fabric comes from the loom.

Google previewThe Only 127 Things You Need (2008)

A Guide To Life's Essentials by Donna Wilkinson

Percale is a closely woven plain weave. “It's the finest available and will give you the highest thread count,” says DeFranco. “It has a fluid, almost silk-like feel.” Flannel is a softer medium-weight plain weave with a raised, soft surface. “It has a ...

Google previewHow to Sew an Apron: A Selection of Aprons for Work and Play - A Dressmaker's Guide (2013)

by Valentine C. Florence

square percale means that the warp and woof threads are of the same size or weight and therefore make a durable fabric that is easy to handle in sewing and pressing. Less expensive percales, 54–68 square or 68–72 square, are good; ...

Google previewNew Hart's Rules (2014)

The Oxford Style Guide by Anne Waddingham

instead of italic to highlight a newly introduced term, often one that is going to be defined or explained: Percale is a fine weave that produces a relatively fine and strong fabric for sheets. The Pharisees were sincere and pious Jews.

Google previewThe Finer Things (2015)

Furniture, Textiles, and Details That Are Timeless by Christiane Lemieux

Percale is a kind of plain weave, one used commonly in bedding, and the word refers only to the technique, not to the component materials.

Google previewBedrooms (2005)

by Janice Easton-Epner

PERCALE is a sheet with a minimum 1 80- thread ...

Google previewClues in the Calico (2009)

A Guide to Identifying and Dating Antique Quilts by Barbara Brackman

Percale is a better weave of fabric than calico: in 1922 Sears offered similar small scale prints as calicoes ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: Dictionary (1906)

The soft-finished percale is an English manufacture, ol less body than the French percale. percaline (per'ka-lin), n. [< percale + -ine2.] Cotton cloth with a very glossy surface, usually dyed of a single color. A gray calico skirt and coarse petticoat ...

Google previewWoman's Home Companion (1921)

Percale is a material that's durable and wearable. Gingham is nice, too. The dress illustrated above is cut from pattern No .

Google previewThe Fairchild Books Dictionary of Textiles (2013)

by Phyllis G. Tortora, Ingrid Johnson

percale. percal percale [puhr-kayl′] A type of plain weave, lightweight, piece-dyed or printed cotton fabric made of carded yarns and with a firm, balanced construction. Better percale qualities of print cloth, e.g. 80 × 80, usually are ...

Google previewCole's Encyclopedia of Dry Goods (1900)

A Reference Book for the Wholesale and Retail Dry Goods Trade of the United States, Containing a Descriptive List of All the Standard Fabrics, Garments, and Related Articles of Merchandise ... with a History of Cotton, Silk, Wool, Flax, Jute, Ramie, Hemp and Other Commercial Fibers, and a Full Description of the Processes of Carding, Spinning, Weaving, Bleaching, Dyeing and Printing ... by George S. Cole

A printed cotton fabric, similar to percale. but heavier; employed for men's shirts and women's dresses, aprons, etc. PEPPER-AND-SALT. In textile designing, a term used to denote a color effect, consisting either of a light ground (as white, drab ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Costume and Fashion (2013)

Historic and Modern by Mary Brooks Picken

Cotton fabric similar to heavy-weight percale. pencil silhouette . Straight ...

Google previewPocket Dictionary of Dry-goods, Etc (1896)

by George W. Bible, Daniel P.. Bible

PERCALE: (Fr.) A kind of French cambric very closely and finely woven with a round thread and containing more dressing than ordinary muslin, but without the glossy finish of dress or lining ...

Google previewThe Century dictionary and cyclopedia (1899)

by Benjamin Eli Smith

percale (F- pron. per-kaT), n. [F. ; origin unknown.] A Kind of French cambric, very closely and firmly woven, with a round thread, and containing more dressing than ordinary muslin, but without the glossy finish of dress or lining ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney (1903)

percale (F. pron. £ n. [F.; origin unknown.] A kind of French cambric, very closely and firmly woven, with a round thread, and containing more dressing than ordinary muslin, but without the glossy finish of dress or lining cambrics, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Men's Wear ... with an Appendix Containing Sundry Useful Tables (1908)

The Uniforms of "ancient and Honorable" Independent Military Companies of the U. S.; Charts of Correct Dress, Livery, and So Forth by William Henry Baker

French percale — see Percale. French prest — tailoring term applied usually to seams that are sharply prest ; as, the skirts of dress and frock coats ; inverted plaits in sack and overcoats. (F. pressed.) French seal — "electric" seal ; imitation.

Google previewEncyclopaedic Dictionary of Clothing and Textiles (2007)

by K. K. Maitra

80-square percale, for example, has 80 warp ends ...

Google previewThe Century dictionary (1914)

an encyclopedic lexicon of the English language by William Dwight Whitney, Benjamin Eli Smith

The soft-finished percale is an English manufacture, of less body than the French percale. percaline (per'ka-lin), n. [< percale + -ine%.] Cotton cloth with a very glossy surface, usually dyed of a single color. A gray calico skirt and coarse ...

Google previewNew Websterian 1912 Dictionary (1912)

Based Upon the Unabridged Dictionary of Noah Webster : with a Reference Library and Treasury of Facts by Noah Webster, Harry Thurston Peck

percale (per-kal'), n. cotton fabrics with a linen finish. perceivable (per-sc'va-bl), ...

Google previewThe New Universities Dictionary ... (1922)

by George Jotham Hagaqr

percale (-kal'), n. cotton fabrics with a linen finish. perceivable (-sé' v§-bl), adj.

Google previewKnight's American Mechanical Dictionary (1884)

A Description of Tools, Instruments, Machines, Processes, and Engineering; History of Inventions; General Technological Vocabulary; and Digest of Mechanical Appliances in Science and the Arts by Edward Henry Knight

Percale. Shoddy. Petersham. Shot-silk. Pile. Silesia. Pillow. Silk. Pilot-cloth. Silk- shag. Pique. Sof. Piquee. Soocey. Plaid. Spinel. Plain-back. Stripe. Platilla. Stuff. Plonket. Swansdown. Plumeta, Swiss-muslin. Plush. Tabaret. Poldway. Tabby.

Google previewLaird & Lee's Webster's New Standard Dictionary of the English Language (1920)

by Noah Webster

percale <ner-ka)'), ». Pin« cotton goods with linen finish. perceive (rer-sêV), ot Obtain knowledge thro"Hh the sensess n'ttterst nd. — percei'vable, a. — 8y«. Bee; hear; feel; t .otr; obeerve. percentage (per-sen'taj). n ...

Google previewCollins Rhyming Dictionary (2014)

by Rosalind Fergusson

Swale,tail, tale,they'll, Thrale, trail,vale,veil, wail,wale, whale, Yale,* percale, McPhail, avail,unveil, assail, exhale, curtail, descale, regale, impale, entail, prevail, inhale, derail,bewail, fullscale, * wagtail,travail, fantail, rat's tail, handrail, taffrail, ...

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Scrabble value of P3E1R1C3A1L1E1

The value of this 7-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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