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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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FRANCOIS: Elite mattresses are made of natural padding such as organic cotton, tussah silk, wool, horsehair, and cashmere.
1995, "Structure and molecular conformation of tussah silk fibroin films: Effect of methanol," J.
She said high end fabric trends for men and women, are moving towards using the most expensive raw materials including staples such as cashmere, alpaca, finest silk, Giza 45 or Pima cotton; branded superfine wools such as Escorial, luxurious Cervelt, plus green fabrics such as organic linen and tussah silk.