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     Strong, firm, heavy cotton fabric. White, dyed in plain colors or printed. Durable, but usually fades. Uses: children's play clothes, middies, skirts. Weave— satin.    Width, 27".It was named after the man- of-war H.M.S. Galatea, and the fabric was at one time in demand for use in making children's sailor suits.