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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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One day Dan happened to mention that he thought of buying three or four silk dress patterns for presents.
"What did he do with the professor's map that was in the oiled silk? Where is it?"
The black lace Maud has just taken off the green one will do to edge the violet, and with your nice silk mantilla you are complete, don't you see?"
Here, in a retired corner, she exchanged her cotton stockings for the new silk ones which she had just bought.
And YELLOW silk. It makes one think of a dress of sunshine.
The orchestra of yellow silk women and bald-headed men gave vent to a few bars of anticipatory music and a girl, in a pink dress with short skirts, galloped upon the stage.
She lets this pass, perhaps without hearing it, for solicitude about her silk has hurried her to the wardrobe where it hangs.
The Hazel-nut child flew through the air on the stork's back, and when he wanted to rest he bound his silk cord on to the joint of the bird's other wing, so that it could not fly any farther.
Clad in blue silk and bright embroidery At the first call of Spring the fair young bride, On whom as yet Sorrow has laid no scar, Climbs the Kingfisher's Tower.
My silk sacque isn't a bit the fashion, and my bonnet doesn't look like Sallie's.
He also provided himself with three thoroughly tested iron anchors, and a light but strong silk ladder fifty feet in length.
Their envy did not, however, display itself openly, till poor Jenny, to the surprize of everybody, and to the vexation of all the young women in these parts, had publickly shone forth on a Sunday in a new silk gown, with a laced cap, and other proper appendages to these.