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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
silk
noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a silk flower
▪ She wore a huge silk flower in her hair.
a silk/cotton/velvet etc dress
▪ Ellie chose a green silk dress.
cotton/silk/synthetic etc fabric
▪ printed cotton fabric
cotton/woollen/silk etc cloth
▪ a dress of the finest silk cloth
imitation fur/pearls/silk/leather etc (=something that looks like an expensive material but is a copy of it)
▪ an imitation fur coat
silk screen
watered silk
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
black
▪ A lady is sitting on a bench in the sunshine under a black silk parasol.
▪ He seemed to be wearing black silk stockings.
▪ His hair was white and powdered and long enough to be tied in a small black silk bow.
▪ And this guy came out and had on red and black silk and these black shiny shoes.
▪ Ace grimaced, reached down and hesitantly pulled aside the tattered sheet of black silk.
▪ The black taffeta silk ballgown was strapless and backless with a plunging, gravity-defying decolletage.
▪ He wore shabby clothes and shoes and a black silk scarf, always, outdoors and in.
blue
▪ Then, as a daring but romantic gown of navy blue silk crepe made its appearance, the moment came.
▪ I looked down at the light blue watered silk.
▪ The blue silk mortar board she wore was edged in gold lace with a gold bullion button and tassel.
▪ Minu covering her face with blue silk while she talks about the rights of women.
▪ He could see that her body was naked beneath the midnight blue silk of her robe and her scent overpowered his senses.
▪ Her face was framed by her Pamela bonnet, a nimbus of straw trimmed with pink ribbons and blue silk anemones.
▪ Chanel's royal blue silk quilted Husky with grosgrain binding and gilt buttons. 8.
▪ He looked extremely good this morning in his blue silk suit and splashy colorful hand-painted tie.
bright
▪ Her bright yellow silk dress and parasol could be seen the length of the boulevard.
cream
▪ This was cut from a piece of linen texture board and then backed with some cream silk.
▪ Lyddy interrupted her reverie with the cream silk dress laid across her arms like an offering.
▪ In a light cream linen suit, cream silk shirt and gold striped tie, he was alarmingly attractive.
▪ She had cream silk stockings and cream satin slippers with waisted heels and bows of stiff cream ribbon on the toes.
dark
▪ There were three men - Han, dressed in dark silks with blood-red headbands about their foreheads.
▪ Select ears of corn that have uniform rows of kernels and dark brown silks at the husk end.
▪ Long dark blue silk curtains hung at the elegant sash window overlooking the creek.
▪ I could see their backs gleaming, like dark blue silk.
▪ Ivor and Sara were there, the latter in a dark blue silk shirt.
▪ There was no tie, but a dark red silk scarf was tucked into the open neck of the shirt.
fine
▪ Designer ties and fine cotton or silk shirts complement the clothes, together with a full range of accessories including handmade Artioli shoes.
▪ And the fine quality silk, catching the moonlight just as Miguelito's sleeve had done ... Shelley pulled herself together.
▪ His hand slid up her thigh and found fine silk and lace in his way.
▪ Use fine thread; silk thread with silk fabrics, and synthetic thread with synthetic fabrics.
▪ Lifting it to her face, she discovered that it was lined in fine padded silk.
green
▪ She opened the case and looked with dismay at the flimsy green silk nightdress lying on top of the matching gown.
▪ Centre Line green silk suit, £930; yellow viscose knit turtleneck, £400; both by Gianni Versace.
▪ With a sigh Lais pulled the soft green silk nightdress over her nakedness.
▪ She was dressed in green silk gauze and wore upon her flowing green locks a crown of jewels.
▪ All rooms are hung with green or crimson silk damask and the cornices, door-cases and chair-frames are all carved in gilt.
▪ He wears his Bible around his neck in a green silk purse.
grey
▪ He could see the grey ruffled silk of the sea on the left as they banked and came in towards the airport.
▪ He was wearing a grey business suit, an immaculate white shirt and a red and grey striped silk tie.
▪ Pale grey silk with pink ostrich feathers.
▪ The man was dressed in a white duck suit and a pale-blue silk shirt and a grey silk tie.
▪ I was dressed in a cream linen suit with a light grey silk blouse.
heavy
▪ The material seemed to her to be a thick heavy silk.
▪ Switching back the heavy yellow silk curtains, she peered out yet again.
▪ Her blond hair fell like heavy silk to her shoulders - that's where Susan gets her corn-gold mane, Cara thought.
▪ She was wearing a heavy red silk kimono with, appropriately enough, black and gold dragons embroidered all over it.
long
▪ Ash wore a long, rough silk shirt, and leggings.
▪ She looked pretty in that short leather jacket she wore with the long colorful silk scarf.
▪ The long silk kimono wrapped round him accentuated his height, and Persian slippers enclosed the slender feet.
▪ She was unsurprised to find a long silk bathrobe neither masculine nor feminine hanging on the back of the door.
pale
▪ She was looking at Mrs Gotobed's dress. Pale grey silk with pink ostrich feathers.
▪ In 1935 a Valentina evening gown in pale gray silk bared the shoulders and dropped to mid-back, exposing the spine.
▪ It was a girl's diary, with birds and flowers painted on a pale green silk background.
▪ Her hair was spread all over the pillow like pale yellow silk.
pink
▪ The wall lights in the great stone walls were bedecked with pink silk shades.
▪ Something about the slave girl fascinated Heather as she took in the pink silk dress hugging the curves of her body.
▪ He looked gorgeous, dressed in a pink silk gown with a gold-tasselled cord round his waist.
▪ Wearing a pink silk shirt and a yellow tie.
pure
▪ Her black hair was immaculate, and the pure silk violet dress fitted to perfection.
▪ Prices start at $ 20 for acetate shades and go up to several hundred dollars for pure silk.
▪ Her napkin was of pure silk with a neatly monogrammed corner.
▪ My first impression of the machine was that it was pure silk.
▪ Hair is a marvellous natural fibre - you could almost compare it to pure silk thread.
▪ A Casual, short sleeved shirt in pure silk with the fashionable sand-washed finish that feels so luxurious to the touch.
▪ I made my daughter's dress from pure silk and lace for £80!
▪ He dressed expensively, wore hand-made shoes and pure silk shirts.
raw
▪ A refining process ensures that the fibres of the raw silk filling are always non-allergic.
▪ His eyes were big and blue, and his hair like raw silk surrounded by a wreath of fire....
▪ They darted about on the front of the group, their silver-leaf hair rustling like raw silk.
▪ Her frame was small, her arms looked frail and very white against the raw silk.
red
▪ His shirt was red silk, and the sleeves were full and flamboyant.
▪ And this guy came out and had on red and black silk and these black shiny shoes.
▪ She then draped it with vivid red silk, secured in place with a glue gun.
▪ The elderly woman separated a skein of red silk from the bundle in her lap and gave it to her.
▪ Purple red gold black silk, tied so that they had a slightly triangular shape lending the faces beneath a Pharaonic cast.
▪ She was swathed in a red silk dress that fitted where it touched.
▪ Jack was wide awake, in his red silk pajamas and red silk robe.
soft
▪ With a sigh Lais pulled the soft green silk nightdress over her nakedness.
▪ Warm skin, as soft as silk against his mouth.
thin
▪ She pulled on her gown, unaware of how the thin silk clung to her still-damp skin.
▪ His skin felt cold and clammy through the thin silk shirt.
▪ A generously proportioned blonde, she wore a blouse of thin white silk with outrageous decolletage and virtually nothing underneath.
▪ Persian lining, thin silk used for lining gowns, petticoats, etc.
▪ She was wearing a thin silk dress, sheer stockings, a small fur jacket.
▪ From one of her spinnerets, she extrudes a thin filament of silk.
white
▪ His breeches were made of white shiny silk and so was his waistcoat.
▪ She dropped the white silk cloth in my lap.
▪ The altar was built of orange boxes, covered with a white silk cloth that Meg had found in the ragstore.
▪ He had on a white silk shirt, black slacks, and black loafers.
▪ She arrived in blue and white silk and wore floral dresses and a more natural smile than usual.
▪ Professor M. was wearing an impeccably white silk blouse that morning.
▪ Blue and white spotted silk tie, £19.50, Thomas Pink, Mulberry belt, as before.
▪ The young woman stood still, waiting and smiling: small as a child in her glimmering white silk.
yellow
▪ Her blonde hair was pulled back into a smooth chignon and tied with a yellow silk bow.
▪ He was in white ducks, brown and white wing tips, and a yellow silk sport shirt.
▪ Switching back the heavy yellow silk curtains, she peered out yet again.
▪ Hermès yellow silk tie, as before.
▪ Opposite page Black and yellow silk pinstripe suit, £970; mustard wool sweater, £477; both by Gianni Versace.
▪ Her hair was spread all over the pillow like pale yellow silk.
▪ Her bright yellow silk dress and parasol could be seen the length of the boulevard.
■ NOUN
blouse
▪ She wore an ivory silk blouse, frothing at neck and cuffs.
▪ She wore a cream-colored silk blouse and a full linen skirt nipped in at the waist.
▪ Liz wears Workshop silk blouse, £85.
▪ He untied the silk blouse very slowly, to let her know what he was doing.
▪ I was dressed in a cream linen suit with a light grey silk blouse.
▪ Her silk blouse is open at the neck, showing two strands of pearls.
cloth
▪ The altar was built of orange boxes, covered with a white silk cloth that Meg had found in the ragstore.
▪ She dropped the white silk cloth in my lap.
▪ Perkin was so excited that he immediately stained some silk cloth a striking purple.
dress
▪ Lyddy interrupted her reverie with the cream silk dress laid across her arms like an offering.
▪ Something about the slave girl fascinated Heather as she took in the pink silk dress hugging the curves of her body.
▪ Lucy wore a petrol blue watered silk dress with matching velvet jacket and had hyacinth pips in her hair.
▪ She was swathed in a red silk dress that fitted where it touched.
▪ She walked into his rooms without knocking, wearing an emerald-green silk dress, no hat, and the Conway pearls.
dupion
▪ After all, what can you do in a full-length silk dupion with cabbage roses and silver applique?
▪ Alexander Fabrics kindly supplied us with a combination of cotton gingham, poplin, crepe de Chine, taffeta and silk dupion.
fabric
▪ Use fine thread; silk thread with silk fabrics, and synthetic thread with synthetic fabrics.
▪ Some silk fabrics will drape beautifully while others have a light, crisp appearance.
flower
▪ Alexander demonstrates simple flower arrangements for table centerpieces, holiday centerpieces and silk flowers.
gown
▪ Without ceremony she dropped her silk gown, standing naked but for her briefs and her tattoos, which were all black.
▪ The coast lay strangled in a beige silk gown.
▪ He looked gorgeous, dressed in a pink silk gown with a gold-tasselled cord round his waist.
▪ I was sitting upright in a pine coffin high on a marble pedestal and wearing a delicate silk gown of pure white.
handkerchief
▪ It's a Gestapo Officer's silk handkerchief.
▪ Uncle Shim would dab his mouth with a silk handkerchief, adjusting his green jade bowtie.
▪ He dried his eyes with a silk handkerchief.
▪ He had neither grey hair nor a silk handkerchief.
hat
▪ Father Poole placed his tall silk hat on his head and picked up his stick.
industry
▪ Following the collapse of the silk industry it became a centre for collar and shirt manufacture.
▪ He also started the city's silk industry which was to underpin its economy for many years.
ivory
▪ The city suits and ivory silk dinner jackets she gave to Franky.
▪ She wore an ivory silk blouse, frothing at neck and cuffs.
▪ Thorunn shone in an ivory silk off-the-shoulder gown with full train and matching headband.
▪ The page wore an ivory silk shirt and trousers with a blue cummerbund.
mill
▪ This was one of the largest silk mills in the vicinity, although it started life as a corn mill.
▪ In this story about Shep, he is a grown man and the prosperous owner of a silk mill.
▪ Several silk mills were set up around the Chalford Valley, but the majority made use of the then-vacant woollen mills.
▪ My grandfather had a silk mill, and he had a reservoir that supplied water to the silk mill.
▪ This began life as a silk mill in the late 1700s, built by Anthony Stratton.
▪ My grandfather had a silk mill, and he had a reservoir that supplied water to the silk mill.
purse
▪ He wears his Bible around his neck in a green silk purse.
robe
▪ Putting down her cup, she reached for the silk robe laid out on a chair at the side of the bed.
▪ Jack was wide awake, in his red silk pajamas and red silk robe.
▪ She slid her arms into her silk robe and tied it loosely at the waist.
▪ Milly, in her white silk robe, becomes the focus of our gaze as the camera pulls back.
▪ He was still in a silk robe, in his office, staring dully at the grey morning beyond the windows.
scarf
▪ Add a silk scarf for femininity.
▪ It was lined with soft fur and my fringed silk scarf.
▪ The elegantly draped silk scarf was two shades paler than his hair.
▪ She looked pretty in that short leather jacket she wore with the long colorful silk scarf.
▪ A red silk scarf was tied around the bloated neck.
▪ Konno paced the room, tugging at the ends of his silk scarf.
▪ There was no tie, but a dark red silk scarf was tucked into the open neck of the shirt.
▪ He wore shabby clothes and shoes and a black silk scarf, always, outdoors and in.
scarves
▪ A score of fleshy-hued silk scarves fluttered from strategic points, acting as veils.
▪ Selected silk scarves reduced to £3.99.
▪ All winners will be receiving Givenchy silk scarves.
sheet
▪ Nina was half-hidden under a four-poster bed, trailing silk sheets behind her like a bridal train.
▪ A million red ants crawling inside a silk sheet, that was what I should have seen.
▪ Uncaring, she blew her nose on a silk sheet.
▪ Somewhere in the back of her mind she had thought there would be champagne and strawberries and maybe silk sheets.
▪ The bed with the black silk sheets still bore the indentations of two bodies that had once lain there.
shirt
▪ He wore his best suit, a clean silk shirt and shaved extra close.
▪ Designer ties and fine cotton or silk shirts complement the clothes, together with a full range of accessories including handmade Artioli shoes.
▪ He had on a white silk shirt, black slacks, and black loafers.
▪ Otley was presentable in his cords and silk shirt.
▪ He gave Margarett one of his monogrammed silk shirts to use as a smock.
▪ Ash wore a long, rough silk shirt, and leggings.
▪ He put on his silk shirt with a few chains underneath.
stocking
▪ Each garland has a steel framework which is wrapped with silk stockings before being lined, inside and out, with hessian.
▪ He seemed to be wearing black silk stockings.
▪ No diamonds, no chandeliers, no party frocks and silk stockings, no glitz, no strains of smooching Sinatra.
▪ I had seen silk stockings at celebrations, but they were nothing compared to nylon.
▪ Jay would nod and reply, make coffee, light cigarettes and smile at her silk stocking fantasy.
▪ Each wore a blue sash at hip level, a matching bonnet, silk stockings and black shoes with a buckle.
▪ It was useless to try to hoard silk stockings, stated the women's magazines.
▪ Two promoted silk stockings and Florence Stack appeared in newspaper advertisements praising Tokalon beauty products.
suit
▪ Centre Line green silk suit, £930; yellow viscose knit turtleneck, £400; both by Gianni Versace.
▪ He looked extremely good this morning in his blue silk suit and splashy colorful hand-painted tie.
▪ In a short white silk suit, with a lace-edged jacket, she looked like a petite, rather smug Tinkerbell.
thread
▪ Hair is a marvellous natural fibre - you could almost compare it to pure silk thread.
▪ A layer of stiff silk threads separated the two.
▪ Those photographs: a silk thread held either side of her nose, just tilting it up slightly ....
▪ A length of yarn to cut into four equal pieces, and besides that, some white silk thread and tinfoil.
▪ Use fine thread; silk thread with silk fabrics, and synthetic thread with synthetic fabrics.
▪ That's not a hair the axeman says it's a silk thread, a grass blade, the moth's antennae.
tie
▪ He wore a charcoal-grey business suit, with a pristine white shirt and maroon silk tie.
▪ She could still feel, from fingertip to elbow, the textures of cotton shirt, silk tie and tweed jacket.
▪ The Mark Hateley of suit and silk tie is a polar opposite to the Mark Hateley of shorts and bootlaces.
▪ She selected a £225 grey-green wool suit, £23 shirt and £20 silk tie.
▪ Diagonal striped silk tie, £49, Alfred Dunhill.
▪ He was wearing a grey business suit, an immaculate white shirt and a red and grey striped silk tie.
■ VERB
cover
▪ You will also need a crash skull, which can be covered with a silk to match your sweater.
▪ Her friend, the original bird, appeared with a gown made of gold and silver and with slippers covered with silk.
▪ The walls are covered with silk drapes and there are panoramic views over London.
▪ The felt is pressed and then glued to a straw base covered in silk.
line
▪ Lifting it to her face, she discovered that it was lined in fine padded silk.
▪ In this room, its walls lined with silk, there were two Venetian beds, one unlike the other.
produce
▪ A worker stimulates the grub to produce its silk by giving it a little squeeze.
▪ Any one spider can produce different kinds of silk from different spinnerets.
use
▪ It is used on cotton, silk and man-made fabrics.
▪ Their owd coats and their owd manes used to shine like silk.
wear
▪ She wore a black silk trouser-suit, the jacket reaching her hips and hanging loose.
▪ What distinguished the married students from the unmarried ones was their clothing: only married students wore silk attire and leather shoes.
▪ She wore an ivory silk blouse, frothing at neck and cuffs.
▪ She wore a cream-colored silk blouse and a full linen skirt nipped in at the waist.
▪ And they wore silk socks that would have been frowned upon at the more establishment country clubs in the Hamptons.
▪ She wore a silk ao dai.
▪ Princess Margaret wore a pretty blue silk evening dress, and sat in the front row of the circle.
▪ Professor M. was wearing an impeccably white silk blouse that morning.
wrap
▪ Each garland has a steel framework which is wrapped with silk stockings before being lined, inside and out, with hessian.
▪ It wrapped them up in silk and pulled them up out of net immediately.
▪ She tied up her sticks and wrapped them in the silk again.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ a silk blouse
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Apart from their engineering expertise, they were as dissimilar as steel and silk.
▪ Diagonal striped silk tie, £49, Alfred Dunhill.
▪ Jack was wide awake, in his red silk pajamas and red silk robe.
▪ One was Pierre Poivre, the son of a prominent Lyons silk tycoon.
▪ She could still feel, from fingertip to elbow, the textures of cotton shirt, silk tie and tweed jacket.
▪ She refrained from plopping any sort of silk flora or abstract sculpture atop her well-coiffed head.
▪ The Madonna presided over it all, high and serene above the altar, dressed in pale-blue silk embellished with golden embroidery.
▪ The material seemed to her to be a thick heavy silk.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
silk

Floss \Floss\ (?; 195), n. [It. floscio flabby, soft, fr. L. fluxus flowing, loose, slack. See Flux, n.]

  1. (Bot.) The slender styles of the pistillate flowers of maize; also called silk.

  2. Untwisted filaments of silk, used in embroidering.

  3. A body feather of an ostrich. Flosses are soft, and gray from the female and black from the male.

    Floss silk, silk that has been twisted, and which retains its loose and downy character. It is much used in embroidery. Called also floxed silk.

    Floss thread, a kind of soft flaxen yarn or thread, used for embroidery; -- called also linen floss, and floss yarn.
    --McElrath.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
silk

c.1300, from Old English seoloc, sioloc "silk, silken cloth," from Latin sericum "silk," plural serica "silken garments, silks," literally "Seric stuff," neuter of Sericus, from Greek Serikos "silken; pertaining to the Seres," an oriental people of Asia from whom the Greeks got silks. Western cultivation began 552 C.E., when agents from Byzantium impersonating monks smuggled silkworms and mulberry leaves out of China.\n

\nChinese si "silk," Manchurian sirghe, Mongolian sirkek have been compared to this and the people name in Greek might be a rendering via Mongolian of the Chinese word for "silk," but this is uncertain.\n

\nAlso found in Old Norse as silki but not elsewhere in Germanic. The more common Germanic form is represented by Middle English say, from Old French seie, with Spanish seda, Italian seta, Dutch zijde, German Seide is from Medieval Latin seta "silk," perhaps elliptical for seta serica, or else a particular use of seta "bristle, hair" (see seta (n.)).\n

\nAccording to some sources [Buck, OED], the use of -l- instead of -r- in the Balto-Slavic form of the word (Old Church Slavonic šelku, Lithuanian šilkai) passed into English via the Baltic trade and may reflect a Chinese dialectal form, or a Slavic alteration of the Greek word. But the Slavic linguist Vasmer dismisses that, based on the initial sh- in the Slavic words, and suggests the Slavic words are from Scandinavian rather than the reverse.\n

\nAs an adjective from mid-14c. In reference to the "hair" of corn, 1660s, American English. Figurative use of silk-stocking (n.) is from 1590s; as an adjective meaning "wealthy" it is attested from 1798, American English (silk stockings, especially worn by men, being regarded as extravagant and reprehensible, indicative of luxurious habits). Silk-screen (n.) is first attested 1930; as a verb from 1961. Silk road so called in English from 1931.

Wiktionary
silk
  1. 1 Made of silk#Noun. 2 Looking like silk, silken. n. 1 (context uncountable English) A fine fiber excreted by the silkworm or other arthropod (such as a spider). 2 A fine, soft cloth woven from silk fibers. 3 That which resembles silk, such as the filiform styles of the female flower of maize. 4 The gown worn by a Senior (i.e. Queen's/King's) Counsel. 5 (context colloquial English) A Senior (i.e. Queen's/King's) Counsel. v

  2. (cx transitive English) To remove the silk from (corn).

WordNet
silk
  1. n. a fabric made from the fine threads produced by certain insect larvae

  2. fibers from silkworm cocoons provide threads for knitting

Wikipedia
SILK

SILK is an audio compression format and audio codec developed by Skype Limited. It was developed for use in Skype, as a replacement for the SVOPC codec. Since licensing out, it has also been used by others. It has been extended to the Internet standard Opus codec.

Silk (group)

Silk is an American R&B group, formed in 1989 in Atlanta, Georgia. They are best known for their 1993 hit single, " Freak Me", which reached number-one on the US Billboard Hot 100.

Silk (disambiguation)

Silk is a natural fibre and a textile woven from it.

Silk or Silks may also refer to:

Silk (brand)

Silk is a brand of dairy-substitute products (including soy milk, soy yogurt, almond milk, almond yogurt, Cashew milk, coconut milk, and other dairy-alternative products) owned by WhiteWave Foods, a division of Groupe Danone.

Silk (novel)

Silk is a 1996 novel by the Italian writer Alessandro Baricco. It was translated into English in 1997 by Guido Waldman. A new English translation by Ann Goldstein was published in 2006.

Silk (album)

Silk is the self-titled second studio album from American R&B group Silk, released November 28, 1995 on Elektra Records.

The album peaked at number forty-six on the Billboard 200 chart.

Silk (2006 film)

Silk (Gui si) is a 2006 Taiwanese horror film directed by Su Chao-Bin. It was screened out of competition at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival.

Silk (TV series)

Silk is a British television drama series produced by the BBC which was broadcast over three series on BBC One between 22 February 2011 and 31 March 2014. Created by Peter Moffat, the series follows the daily goings on of Shoe Lane Chambers and its members in their personal and professional lives.

Silk (comics)

Silk (Cindy Moon) is a fictional superheroine appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.

Silk (2007 film)

Silk is the film adaptation of Italian author Alessandro Baricco's novel of the same name. It was released in September 2007 through New Line Cinema and directed by The Red Violin director, François Girard.

American actor Michael Pitt stars in the lead role of the French silkworm smuggler Hervé Joncour, with British actress Keira Knightley as his wife, Hélène, a teacher and keen gardener. Japanese actors Miki Nakatani and Koji Yakusho are also featured. Exterior Japanese scenes were filmed in the city of Sakata. Knightley's scenes were filmed in Sermoneta, Italy, a small medieval village near Latina.

Usage examples of "silk".

Ottomans and center of the silk trade, its quiet, declining streets abloom with minarets and cypress trees.

Bay had been marrying Jonas Harper for the silks and silver his money could buy her, she could be so obviously happy with the few simple things he provided in this adobe house.

Bel, the present duchess of Hawkscliffe, considered one of the most ravishing women in Society, wore a gown of soft rose silk with long sleeves of transparent aerophane crepe.

It was made out of a blend of cotton and silk, an airy material that Agate favored.

She was watched with delight even by the monks for in her black silk gown, ornamented by the brilliant tartan scarf, held together by the gold agraffe which was engraved with the arms of Scotland and Lorraine, her lovely hair loose about her shoulders, she was a charming sight.

And at length emerges the little aigrette of silver flowers, the ebony coiffure, the gray silk robe and mauve sash of Mademoiselle Jasmin, my fiancee!

There was a gown of purple silk that gave her pause, and another of dark blue velvet slashed with silver that would have woken all the color in her eyes, but in the end she remembered that Alayne was after all a bastard.

Fortunately there is little changed here: my old Albergo, -- ruinous with earthquake -- is down and done with -- but few novelties are observable -- except the regrettable one that the silk industry has been transported elsewhere -- to Cornuda and other places nearer the main railway.

When Alec had pulled the lacings snug, he carefully draped a gauzy wimple over his hair, binding it with a silk cord and arranging the folds to spread gracefully over his shoulders.

Our alfresco performance was an impromptu affair, since we had no props, but we did well enough with silks and coins and such sketchy materials-as you know, real magicians can work under any circumstances.

That exchange put me in a less than pleasant mood, and when Amrita emerged in her silk robe she took one look in the bag and announced that it was the wrong fabric.

Next came soldiers from the army of the Ancestress who carried an immense canopy of phoenix-embroidered yellow silk, and beneath the canopy were bonzes who pulled twelve bejeweled carts.

She was in her late teens, wearing a slinky silk dress that revealed an almost androgynous figure, all ribcage and stringy muscle.

On the flat roof of his house, the Mahdi sat cross-legged on a low angareb, a couch covered with a silk prayer rug and strewn with cushions.

I am not able to imagine Naomi Griffiths unique, the one woman who owned apricot silk underwear.