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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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Calvin Klein Home gains New Patina, modern designs of wool and silklike yarns that use a subtle palette to soften lines.
For example, L'Oreal's Featherlash mascara comes with a patented lashfeathering brush that has silklike fibers that lengthen and finely separate lashes while fanning them apart.
Rather, by focusing on just the portions of proteins believed to make silk tough, they think they can produce silklike threads.