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Calico Mountains Wilderness
... Calico Mountains Wilderness is a U S Wilderness Area in Nevada under the Bureau of Land Management ... It is located in the Calico Mountains ...
Streets Of Laredo (film) - Plot
... But when a young lady, Rannie Carter, is menaced by rich and ruthless Charley Calico after her father is killed, the robbers come to her rescue ... Calico is a worse villain, burning Pop's barn and causing the old man to have a fatal heart attack ... Calico assaults a Ranger as well, and is ultimately killed by Jim ...
Calico - Novels
... Calico Bush (novel), a historical fiction children's novel by Rachel Field Calico Captive, a historical fiction children's novel by Elizabeth George Speare ...
Calico Peaks
... The Calico Peaks are geologically and historically colorful mountains in the Calico Mountains Range in the Mojave Desert of San Bernardino County and ...
Calico Acts
... The Calico Acts (1690–1721) banned the import of textiles into England, followed by the restriction of sale of most cotton textiles ... Company quickly embraced the demand for calico, importing exotic textiles from around the globe into England and creating competition for domestic textile factories ... The calico question was one of the major issues of National politics between the 1690s and the 1720s ...

More definitions of "calico":

  • (adj): Made of calico or resembling calico in being patterned.
    Example: "Calico dresses"; "a calico cat"
  • (noun): Coarse cloth with a bright print.

Famous quotes containing the word calico:

    In the felt of the morning the calico minded,
    sufficiently starched, insert papers, hit keys,
    efficient and sure as their adding machines;
    yet they weep in the vault,
    Patricia K. Page (b. 1916)

    The gingham dog and the calico cat
    Side by side on the table sat;
    Eugene Field (1850–1895)

    Calico Pie,
    The little Birds fly
    Down to the calico tree,
    Their wings were blue,
    And they sang “Tilly-loo!”
    Till away they flew—
    And they never came back to me!
    Edward Lear (1812–1888)