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- A type of cotton cloth originally from Nanking in China.
- He put on over his shirt his wife's wadded nankeen jacket, and over that he put his own cloth coat. — Leo Tolstoy, What Men Live By and Other Tales, translated by L. and A. Maude
- She was a poor widow, and her little boy, clad in a sorry-looking little nankeen jacket, looked thoroughly crushed and intimidated. — Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Christmas Tree and the Wedding