1) A woollen stuff of Flanders, glossy on the outside and woven with a satin twill, chequered in the warp so that the checks are seen on the outside (OED).

First noted in 1592 and popular in the eighteenth century: 1693 14 yds calleman Ł1 12 8, Selby

1720 two yards of calamancoes, one yard of shalloon, West Riding

1768 they were Callemancoe Quill and were full short of 30 yds when in the white, Ovenden.

dates 1693 1720 1768

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