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CHINTZ

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Originally appearing in Volume V06, Page 235 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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CHINTZ, a word derived from the Hindu chint, spotted or variegated. This name was given to a kind of stained or painted calico produced in India. It is now applied to a highly glazed printed calico, commonly made in several colours on a light ground and used for bed hangings, covering furniture, &c.
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