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.
2 Her "good" dress had been replaced by the black calico and brown knitted shawl which formed her daily wear, and with them she had put on her usual face and manner.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
8 Her lavender calico dress, so freshly clean and starched that morning, was streaked with blood, dirt and sweat.
9 Her faded calico dress was open to the waist and her large bronze breast exposed.
10 He fumbled in his back pants pocket and brought out the wallet of calico, stiffened with bark, which Carreen had made him.
11 We bound it between pasteboards, which I covered with brilliant calico, representing scenes from a circus.
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.
13 So we shortened up one of the calico gowns, and I turned up my trouser-legs to my knees and got into it.
14 And don't go about women in that old calico.
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.