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Fabric made from a mixture of cotton and polyester fibre.as modifier ‘polycotton shirts’
- ‘Tests were carried out by the Home Office's Police Scientific Development Branch on Strathclyde's vests, which used the original white polycotton cover designed to be worn under uniform shirts,.’
- ‘I was woken by the smell of my polycotton wool blend pants burning on the heater, and the feeling of being dehydrated.’
- ‘This iron is excellent at removing creases smoothly from cotton and polycotton, but it's disappointing on silk.’
- ‘A retro-fit horn section like something from Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass heralds the arrival of romantic keyboard interludes that convey the easygoing sensibility of a polycotton blend.’
- ‘Bengal cottons, polycotton, Mangalagiri, Orissa, Manipuri and other ethnic varieties move the most this season.’
- ‘Hell, depending on my precise shade of Christianity, I could refuse to extend my medical skills to people who've been divorced, or who eat shellfish, or who wear polycotton clothing.’
- ‘Woodrow-Universal Ltd is a specialist cotton and polycotton weaving firm which makes shirts, coat linings and raincoats for major fashion labels, including Burberry.’
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