use percale in a sentence.
The term percale is actually used to describe the tightness of the weave with a thread count of two hundred being the minimum standard.
Some folk confuse the term percale as being a blend of cotton and polyester.
When you say the word percale, many think it is a type of fabric.
Mrs.X. and you occupy a very light bed, which has a tall canopy of red "percale;" the windows are smartly draped with cheap gaudy calicoes and muslins; there are little mean strips of carpet about the tiled floor of the room, and yet all seems as gay and as comfortable as may be -- the sun shines brighter than you have seen it for a year, the sky is a thousand times bluer, and what a cheery clatter of shrill quick French voices comes up from the court-yard under the windows!
Especially because if they had actually asked invited guests for two sets of 300-thread-count percale bedding or a dozen stemless wine glasses, for example, that would have been potentially awkward.