De-calling

decal

[dee-kal, dih-kal]
noun
1.
a specially prepared paper bearing a picture or design for transfer to wood, metal, glass, etc.
2.
the picture or design itself.
verb (used with object), decaled or decalled, decaling or decalling.
3.
to apply decals on.

Origin:
1950–55; shortened form of decalcomania

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decal (dɪˈkæl, ˈdiːkæl)
 
n
1.  short for decalcomania
 
vb
2.  to transfer (a design) by decalcomania

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decal
1937 shortening of decalcomania, from Fr. decalcomanie, from decalquer, "transferring of a tracing from specially prepared paper to glass, porcelain, etc." (in vogue in France 1840s, England 1862-64), from de- "off" + calquer "to press," from It. calcare, from L. calcare "to tread on, press."
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decal
decalcomania
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