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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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She remembered the description of that thin silken cord, and she began to tremble.
From its top streamed a silken banner, colored like the rainbow.
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?
says old Dives, in his red silken wrapper --(he had a redder one afterwards) pooh, pooh
During one of their earlier encounters, Amaro wraps the girl, played by Ana Claudia Talancon, in the silken blue robe from the statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe and tells her that she's ``more beautiful than the Virgin.
99)--unfortunately played on tape despite Pech's well-known preference for live music--Caniparoli's push/pull choreography revealed a new dramatic side of the silken Van Dyck.
Silken Dalliance, who found all sorts of trouble in running at Lingfield last time, must be given another chance in Goodwood's The Mail On Sunday Mile Handicap (Qualifier) (3.
His lordship was cleared of any wrongdoing in the Silken Dalliance non- triers case at Portman Square yesterday.
It will continue to improve for a year, becoming beautifully mellow with a silken bouquet.
The same evening there was a sushi offering of live scallop, as sweet as can be, small wheels of this fabulously silken tidbit nestled atop the best sushi rice I've ever tasted.
Dragging his left leg, stiff in every joint, moving with evident difficulty, he looked like every dancer's nightmare of physical decline--especially to someone who remembered the wonderfully slinky title character he created in The Wiz in 1975; his silken savorer of illicit substances in Ain't Misbehavin's "When You're a Viper" in 1978; and his Tony-nominated performance in Play On in 1997.