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a durable fabric formerly loomed by hand in China from natural cotton having a yellowish color

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Here they would sell their furs, take in teas, nankeens, and other merchandise, and return to Boston, after an absence of two or three years.
Near-threatened Nankeen Night Heron Nycticorax caledonicus hillii and Latham's Snipe Gallinago hardwickii were recorded at one reserve each.
In one of the regulations we found the description for the uniform: navy blue nankeen, given that it must be durable, practical, and adequate for the work to be carried out, white apron, belt, and white hard collar.
It took two hours to unwind the nankeen cloth (pale yellow cotton) weighing 50lb 6oz (23 kilos) protecting the body which was found to be "in a remarkably perfect state".
I was able to spend so much time with the co-founder, Claire, and worked with her on one-to-one basis every day on their specialist range of Chinese Nankeen indigo hand-dyed fabrics.
8DA followed YESTERDAY'S SOLUTIONS WEE THINKER ACROSS: 7 Spanish 9 Egg on 10 Annie 11 Grenade 12 Ear 13 Attached 16 Spotless 17 Aim 19 Insures 21 Bravo 22 Pekoe 23 Nankeen DOWN: 1 Ashamed 2 Raindrop 3 Ride 4 Defences 5 Agra 6 Andes 8 High treason 13 Attorney 14 Emanated 15 Impound 18 Wispy 20 Sake 21 Bung QUICKIE ACROSS: 1 Gatecrashed 8 Sax 9 Met 11 Wildcat 12 Grime 13 One 14 Tom 15 Jam tart 17 Pro 19 East 21 With 23 Used 25 Bull 27 Dud 29 Laundry 31 Oil 34 Lit 36 Sci-fi 37 Eyesore 38 Tea 39 Sir 40 Drunkenness DOWN: 1 Gain 2 Axle 3 Enchant 4 Rotate 5 Sugar 6 Emit 7 Demo 8 Swoop 10 Tempt 16 Tee 18 Owl 20 Add 22 Ill 24 Surgeon 25 Boost 26 Sneeze 28 Deter 30 Alien 32 Iced 33 Liar 34 Loss 35 Iris
MDA), a Canadian company, to supply Heron systems to Australia for operations by the RAAF in support of troops deployed in Afghanistan, for intelligence, reconnaissance, and surveillance (ISR) missions, as part of Project NANKEEN.
When the author describes material culture, she often takes it for granted that readers will be familiar with technical terms (dimity, taffeta, cambrick, tippet, nankeen, etc.
Another striking element is that the play's Hector is not only black, but he appears also to be from all corners of the earth--or rather, from many of the spheres of England's colonial influence: he is bought as a slave-baby in Honduras, wears Nankeen clothes, wields a Carib knife, and in a comic subplot impersonates a Hindu woman in a successful ruse to expose a hypocritical, philandering preacher.
Mandarins with yellow buttons, handing you conserves of snails; Smart young men about Canton in Nankeen tights and peacocks' tails.
It had not been unknown for convicts and free laborers to strut colonial streets in "frilled calico shirts, tailor-made nankeen trousers, [and] expensive shoes and hats.
35) Again cloth is emphasized when she writes, "grosgrain winceyette nainsook/jacquard paisley stockingett jersey / duffel nankeen corduroy / twill & moleskin dimity sharkskin / calico taffeta and moire: foreskin--" (37) But could there be another image that Grace talks about here?
Priestley's house had Willow and Scotch carpets, his curtains were cotton, striped, Manchester or calico, his silverware was plated, he had cut glass, and Nankeen (chinoiserie porcelain) and Wedgwood chinaware.
The Russell House players were decked out in nankeen pantaloons and knit jackets, while those representing the Biddle House sported nankeen pantaloons and brown linen dusters.