• WordNet 3.6
    • n challis a soft lightweight fabric (usually printed)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Challis A soft and delicate woolen, or woolen and silk, fabric, for ladies' dresses.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n challis A name originally given to a choice fabric of silk and wool first manufactured at Norwich, England, about 1832. It was thin, soft, line, and without gloss. The name is now applied to a fabric resembling muslin-de-laiue, a light all-wool material, woven without twill, and either plain or figured. French challis is sometimes made with a glossy finish resembling that of alpaca.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Challis shal′is or shal′i a fine fabric of silk and worsted used for ladies' dresses.
    • n Challis shal′is or shal′i, a fine fabric of silk and worsted used for ladies' dresses.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. chaly, challis, a stuff made of goat's hair
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary


In literature:

Then Challis, with a big effort, gulping down the rage that stirred him, made his great mistake.
"By Reef and Palm" by Louis Becke
Something happened after that last ball at Challis's Rooms.
"Lord Ormont and his Aminta, Complete" by George Meredith
She was in her chally gown, with her cameo pin and her string of coral.
"Miss Lulu Bett" by Zona Gale
CHALLIS, JAMES, an astronomer, born in Essex, noted the position of the planet Neptune before its actual discovery (1803-1882).
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
Which shall it be, a chally or barege?
"Miriam Monfort" by Catherine A. Warfield
Which shall it be, a chally or barege?
"Sea and Shore" by Mrs. Catharine A. Warfield
I wish now to bring the reader into contact with a Theory of Gravitation that was given to the world by Professor Challis of Cambridge, 1872.
"Aether and Gravitation" by William George Hooper
Mountain Home, Challis, 1.
"The American Missionary - Volume 52, No. 1, March, 1898" by Various
They had changed their traveling dresses, and were wearing light challis.
"Elizabeth Hobart at Exeter Hall" by Jean K. Baird
This four, Challis and Crashaw met in the morning-room of Challis Court one Thursday afternoon in November.
"The Wonder" by J. D. Beresford

In news:

The son of Donald and Dessa (Wilhelm) Brugh , Kenneth was united in marriage on Oct 2, 1943, in Elgin, Ill. To the former Darlene Chally.
Willow Creek Summit, Idaho (KMVT-TV) 42 year old Challis resident Michelle L Dea died after the 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee rolled down a hillside.
KMVT's Ngozi Ekeledo has more on Butte County's upset win over Hagerman and Raft River's big win over Challis .
Serving Challis and Custer County, Idaho Since 1881.
The Challis Messenger is published every Thursday.
Marianne Challis dies at 58.
Marianne Challis , a cabaret singer and Broadway voice teacher, died of natural causes on Aug 29 in Manhattan.
Challis primarily taught Broadway theater professionals.
Challis is a 29-year-old model who has a BA in Communications concentrating in Public Relations with a triple minor in Psychology, Sociology and English from East Carolina University.
Ellen Ada Challis died Sunday, Sept 18, 2011, at the Aspen Care Center in Ogden.
Her husband, William Henry Charles Challis , died in his sleep Aug 22, 2010, also at Aspen Care Center.
Challis Woman Dies in Car Accident.
The Indian forest fire on the Salmon-Challis National Forest, as of July 26.
(Salmon-Challis Natl Forest Map) The Indian Fire is the first major forest fire in the area for the season.
The forest fire is in the Salmon-Challis National Forest south of the Bitterroot Valley.

In science:

Challis and the SINS collaboration for providing the HST images. S.P. thanks K.
Monitoring the Evolution of the X-ray Remnant of SN 1987A
Dwek, E., Arendt, R. G., Bouchet, P., Burrows, D. N., Challis, P., Danziger, I. J., De Buizer, J. M., Gehrz, R. D., et al., Infrared and X-Ray Evidence for Circumstellar Grain Destruction by the Blast Wave of Supernova 1987A, Astrophys. J., 676, 1029–1039, 2008.
The origin of dust in galaxies revisited: the mechanism determining dust content