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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.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006
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She remembered the description of that thin silken cord, and she began to tremble.
There were the silken colonists, sporting round their Maypole; perhaps teaching a bear to dance, or striving to communicate their mirth to the grave Indian; or masquerading in the skins of deer and wolves, which they had hunted for that especial purpose.
Shall thy silken bridegroom suffer thy share of the penalty, besides his own?"
Leaves of the Nenuphars and silken skirts the same pale green, On flower and laughing face alike the same rose-tints are seen; Like some blurred tapestry they blend within the lake displayed: You cannot part the leaves from silk, the lily from the maid.
Critique: A true love triangle romance novel, "A Silken Thread" by Kim Vogel Sawyer is a riveting good read from cover to cover.
And the tastiest meals can be enjoyed in the Silken Thomas bar in Kildare town and the Castle Hotel Macroom in Co Cork.
Caption: From silken to extra-firm, tofu is a versatile ingredient in your kitchen.
NORDIC BUSINESS REPORT-April 10, 2017-Pandox to acquire Silken Berlaymont hotel in Brussels for EUR32.7m
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Silken Strings, an electric string trio who have entertained royalty at Buckingham Palace, will be appearing at the South Tyneside Festival Summer Parade on Saturday, July 4.
Instead of relying on tons of cream and egg yolks for a smooth texture, I turn to a magical ingredient: silken tofu.
Sandra Brown's THE SILKEN WEB (9781476927471, $25.00) is narrated by January LaVoy, whose New York-based voice, stage and TV background meshes perfectly with the story of family connections, romance, and a web of lies that threatens to destroy three individuals and posits some dangerous choices to Kathleen, who must take either family or the love of her life.