Usage examples for calico

  1. When Dora had arrayed herself in the calico dress with pink flowers, she stood for a moment before the large mirror in Miriam's room. – The Girl at Cobhurst by Frank Richard Stockton
  2. The princess, looking less dainty than when he first saw her, because of a coarse calico frock which the careful Mrs. Weber had put on, in the place of her more expensive garments, leaned forward in the old lady's arms, stretching out both tiny hands to Joe, as she twittered and chirped, after her own peculiar manner, what was evidently a greeting to the boy who had acted a guardian's part to the best of his ability. – The Princess and Joe Potter by James Otis
  3. Evidently calico was high in these parts. – The Killer by Stewart Edward White
  4. Why talk in this way about a young girl in a calico gown, cutting holly- sprigs beside a tumble- down old cabin on the Nawth Ca'liny shore? – True and Other Stories by George Parsons Lathrop
  5. The Lady of Shalott tried to pull herself up upon the elbow of her calico night- dress, to see. – Stories of Childhood by Various
  6. These I carefully examined and returned to the envoys, who wrapped them neatly in a piece of calico as great treasures. – Ismailia by Samuel W. Baker
  7. She was clothed in a prim, blue, calico gown, with a short waist, high neck, tight sleeves, and a skirt all the way down to her feet, which were shod in coarse leather shoes over home- knit, gray stockings. – Her Mother's Secret by Emma D. E. N. Southworth
  8. Then, calling for help, he ran around the stove and out of doors like a wild man, his dress of calico and his long hair flying in the breeze. – Darrel of the Blessed Isles by Irving Bacheller
  9. Not at all daunted, the little girl procured a broad strip of calico and tied the hen down. – The Biography of a Prairie Girl by Eleanor Gates
  10. Shoes are going to wear out and the sun is going to fade calico Bryan or no Bryan! – Tales of the Road by Charles N. Crewdson
  11. The two or three little garments of coarse calico it contained had been washed and rough- dried. – The Pioneers by Katharine Susannah Prichard
  12. " I'll go, Polly," at last she said, with a long sigh, putting the puckered calico bit, with the needle hanging, carefully on the floor by her side. – The Adventures of Joel Pepper by Margaret Sidney
  13. I took the child in my arms- it had been snatched out of its warm bed, poor thing, and had nothing on but a calico night gown. – Poor Jack by Frederick Marryat
  14. They have lots of fun in the snow, and they take out the Calico Clown and the Bold Tin Soldier, too. – The Story of a Nodding Donkey by Laura Lee Hope
  15. So Parliament passed a law placing a five- pound fine on any of the British who wore things made of colored calico – Carl and the Cotton Gin by Sara Ware Bassett
  16. In summer long gowns of calico or gingham were the covering that distinguished the collegian, not only about the College grounds, but in all parts of the village. – A Collection of College Words and Customs by Benjamin Homer Hall
  17. She rode Calico and beat me bad in a race. – The Call of the Canyon by Zane Grey
  18. I rather think it would surprise the Calico Clown." – The Story of a Bold Tin Soldier by Laura Lee Hope
  19. Pupasse's voluminous calico skirt would be gathered up by the hem and tied up over her head! – Balcony Stories by Grace E. King