|a gadget; dingus; thingumbob.|
|an extraordinary or unusual thing, person, or event; an exceptional example or instance.|
all-cotton fabric woven in plain, or tabby, weave and printed with simple designs in one or more colours. Calico originated in Calicut, India, by the 11th century, if not earlier, and in the 17th and 18th centuries calicoes were an important commodity traded between India and Europe.
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