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percale

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noun per·cale \(ˌ)pər-ˈkāl, ˈpər-ˌ; (ˌ)pər-ˈkal\

Definition of percale

  1. :  a fine closely woven cotton cloth variously finished for clothing, sheeting, and industrial uses




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