percaline


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per·ca·line

 (pûr′kə-lēn′)
n.
A fine cotton fabric, usually glazed, used especially for linings and in the bindings of books.

[French, diminutive of percale, percale; see percale.]

percaline

(ˈpɜːkəˌliːn; -lɪn)
n
(Textiles) a fine light cotton fabric, used esp for linings
[C19: from French; see percale]
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