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A medium-weight, plain-weave fabric with a plaid or check pattern. Word derived from Italy "Ging-gang" meaning "striped". Medium or fine yarns of varying quality are used to obtain the checks, plaids, stripes, and plain effects. The cloth is yarn dyed or printed. The warp and the filling are usually balanced and if checks of two colors, usually same sequence in both the warp and the filling. It is strong, substantial, and serviceable. It launders well but low textured, cheap fabric may shrink considerably unless preshrunk.
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Sheepherder: 'Mister, I don't want no trouble. I just came downtown here to get some hard rock candy for my kids, some gingham for my wife. I don't even know what gingham is, but she goes through about ten rolls a week of that stuff.
by Poor shepherd December 11, 2006
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type of pleated material, generally chekered, worn by loser pie supporters when cutting the rug
man did you see that guy in gingham at the pub? he was cutting the rug!
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