Of more than 40 cat cafes in Tokyo alone, the most popular are calico and Cat Café Nekorobi.
Sometimes a neighborhood cat, a calico, wanders by and peers in.
The town has cotton factories, calico print-works, iron-works and chemical works.
The Calicut of fame which gave rise to the name calico is also in this district.
If calico ain't good enough for such a purpose, it isn't good enough for anything.
One bit of paper may then be lifted off the calico, and the thread will carry the other bit.
Grizel made a feint of unrolling the calico under cover of an upraised arm.
"Yes, they would," said calico Cat, with a spiteful twist of her tail.
Wrestling and racing were the chief pastimes, the prizes consisting of a cartridge, a piece of calico, or perhaps a fox skin.
I could hear him sing if I were dressed in calico and think of nothing but his singing.
1530s, kalyko, corruption of Calicut (modern Kozhikode), seaport on Malabar coast of India, where Europeans first obtained it. In 16c. it was second only to Goa among Indian commercial ports for European trade. Extended to animal colorings suggestive of printed calicos in 1807, originally of horses.