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challis

or challie, chally

[shal-ee] /ˈʃæl i/
noun
1.
a soft fabric of plain weave in wool, cotton, rayon, or other staple fiber, either in a solid color or, more often, a small print.
Origin of challis
1840-1850
1840-50; perhaps after Challis, a surname
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  • They looked at me as if they would have said, "What's the matter with chally, he looks so excited?"

    Lost in the Jungle Paul Du Chaillu
  • There was also a little parcel of dried fish, which Querlaouen's wife had sent specially to her friend chally.

    Lost in the Jungle Paul Du Chaillu
  • She was in her chally gown, with her cameo pin and her string of coral.

    Miss Lulu Bett Zona Gale
  • And one morning I heard him protest that the man who would say that his friend chally had made him ill was a wizard.

    Lost in the Jungle Paul Du Chaillu
  • Her starched white skirt, throwing her chally in ugly lines, revealed a peeping rim of white embroidery.

    Miss Lulu Bett Zona Gale
British Dictionary definitions for chally

challis

/ˈʃælɪ; -lɪs/
noun
1.
a lightweight plain-weave fabric of wool, cotton, etc, usually with a printed design
Word Origin
C19: probably from a surname
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Word Origin and History for chally

challis

n.

type of fabric for ladies' dresses, 1849, of unknown origin, perhaps from the surname.

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