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silk

a name for the gown worn by Queen's (or King's) Counsel (see BARRISTER), hence to take silk, to become such a counsel.
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Credited for crafting soaps made with 45-percent olive oil and Tussah Silk (an ingredient sourced from the wild that gives the soap a silky slip), Soak bars are as decorative as they are effective.
FRANCOIS: Elite mattresses are made of natural padding such as organic cotton, tussah silk, wool, horsehair, and cashmere.
[17] Tsukada, M., Freddi, G., Monti, P., Bertoluzza, A., Kasai, N., 1995, "Structure and molecular conformation of tussah silk fibroin films: Effect of methanol," J.