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 Meanings and Examples of CALICO
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calico
 n.  coarse cloth with a bright print
 a.  made of calico or resembling calico in being patterned
Classic Sentence: (23 in 2 pages)
1  He turned and looked at her where she lay indistinctly outlined under the dark calico quilt, her high-boned face taking a grayish tinge from the whiteness of the pillow.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In I
2  Her "good" dress had been replaced by the black calico and brown knitted shawl which formed her daily wear, and with them she had put on her usual face and manner.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In VII
3  A slatternly calico wrapper hung from her shoulders and the wisps of her thin grey hair were drawn away from a high forehead and fastened at the back by a broken comb.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In IX
4  She entered, and behind her, almost hidden by her voluminous calico skirts, came her twelve-year-old daughter, squirming against her mother's legs.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER IV
5  Her recent graduation from a skinny pickaninny with brief skirts and stiffly wrapped braids into the dignity of a calico dress and starched white turban was an intoxicating affair.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VIII
6  She silently cursed the efficient and indefatigable Mrs. Merriwether, the wounded and the whole Southern Confederacy, as Prissy buttoned her in her oldest and raggedest calico frock which she used for hospital work.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVII
7  "You look like the ragpicker's child," he observed, his eyes taking in the mended lavender calico, streaked with perspiration and splotched here and there with water which had slopped from the basin.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVII
8  Her lavender calico dress, so freshly clean and starched that morning, was streaked with blood, dirt and sweat.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVIII
9  Her faded calico dress was open to the waist and her large bronze breast exposed.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIV
10  He fumbled in his back pants pocket and brought out the wallet of calico, stiffened with bark, which Carreen had made him.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXX
11  We bound it between pasteboards, which I covered with brilliant calico, representing scenes from a circus.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: XI
12  There was two old dirty calico dresses, and a sun-bonnet, and some women's underclothes hanging against the wall, and some men's clothing, too.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER IX.
13  So we shortened up one of the calico gowns, and I turned up my trouser-legs to my knees and got into it.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER X.
14  And don't go about women in that old calico.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XI.
15  The women had on sun-bonnets; and some had linsey-woolsey frocks, some gingham ones, and a few of the young ones had on calico.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XX.
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