calico calico  /ˈkæ lə ˌkoʊ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) coarse cloth with a bright print
  2. (adj) made of calico or resembling calico in being patterned
  3. (adj) having sections or patches colored differently and usually brightly

Usage(s):

  1. Pure casein is a white crumbling acid substance, used as a substitute for albumin in calico printing and for glue in cements.
  2. Until Nellie Donnelly came along, most cheap cotton dresses were dowdy calico prints, which housewives wrapped around themselves like sacks.
  3. One of them was tied with red thread from the calico.

News

  1. Danville-Boyle County Humane Society Pets of the Week for June 18, 2013

    Our featured pets this week are Lana and Bailey. Lana is a gorgeous 1-year-old dilute calico. Her pretty eyes and attractive markings compliment her sweet personality. Lana is curious and loves to explore so she will be an entertaining addition to her new family. Lana has been spayed and is ready to go to her forever home.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Danville Advocate-Messenger

  2. Pets

    The following animals have been brought to the Helping Hands Humane Society, 5720 S.W. 21st. The telephone number is 233-7325. Cats Female, dilute calico, 4 months old, found in the 700 block of S.W. Lincoln.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The Topeka Capital-Journal

  3. Explore A Real Old West Mining And Ghost Town: Calico Ghost Town

    A visit to the Calico Ghost Town is like taking a trip back in time. Grab your camera and set out for a fun day of exploring the old west.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: CBS 2 Los Angeles

Quotes

  1. "I see a more determined Calico this year," McNair said. "I think he took a lot of heat last year for not being consistent. ...... From the two mini-camps I've seen him, he is out there working a lot harder, he is concentrating a lot harder...
    on Jul 1, 2004 By: Steve McNair Source: SI.com

  2. AIM warrior Dennis Banks said of that meeting: "The decision to take Wounded Knee came when Ellen Moves Camp pointed at us and said, 'What are you men going to do about it?' If the women hadn't done that we'd still be meeting at Calico."
    on Jun 8, 2008 By: Dennis Banks Source: Workers World

  3. Ayers would soon freelance for Marvel Comics, where he worked on comic Westerns "The Calico Kid," "Outlaw Kid" and "Ghost Rider," the latter Ayers says he co-created.
    on Aug 15, 2007 By: Dick Ayers Source: White Plains Journal News

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