Percale appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):
- A man, a plan, a canoe, pasta, heros' rajahs, a coloratura, maps, snipe, percale, macaroni, a gag, a banana bag, a tan, a tag, a banana bag again (or a camel), a crepe, pins, Spam, a rut, a Rolo, cash, a jar, sore hats, a peon, a canal - Panama!
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Definition of the noun percale
What does percale mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: percales
- a fine closely woven cotton fabric
Alternative definition of the noun percale
- A fine, closely woven fabric, made from cotton, polyester or a mix of these, and used for sheets and clothing.
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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.
The 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 ...
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; ...
New 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.
The 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.
by Janice Easton-Epner
PERCALE is a sheet with a minimum 1 80- thread ...
Clues 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 ...
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 ...
Woman'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 .
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 ...
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 ...
Historic and Modern by Mary Brooks Picken
Cotton fabric similar to heavy-weight percale. pencil silhouette . Straight ...
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 ...
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 ...
The 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, ...
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.
by K. K. Maitra
80-square percale, for example, has 80 warp ends ...
The 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 ...
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), ...
by George Jotham Hagaqr
percale (-kal'), n. cotton fabrics with a linen finish. perceivable (-sé' v§-bl), adj.
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.
by Noah Webster
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Collins 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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