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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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Razumov got into the habit of referring mentally to the stranger with grey silky side-whiskers.
Her gown was of a soft white silky stuff that clung to her round young figure like a fish's skin, and it was rippled over with the gracefulest little fringy films of lace; she had deep, tender eyes, with long, curved lashes; and she had peachy cheeks, and a dimpled chin, and such a dear little rosebud of a mouth; and she was so dovelike, so pure, and so gracious, so sweet and so bewitching.
His hair and mustache were white and silky, emphasizing the rugged bronze of his face.
By a strange optical delusion the whole sea appeared to rise upon her in one overwhelming heave of its silky surface, where in one spot a smother of foam broke out ferociously.
For a moment the succession of silky undulations ran on innocently.
You will inquire for le Colonel Silky, when you call."
"Le Colonel Silky!" repeated Desiree with a look of admiration, a little mingled with contempt.
The porter, the garcons, the bourgeois, all knew le Colonel Silky, who was now a great man, wore moustaches, and went to court--as the court was.
Colonel Silky was evidently struck with my appearance.
The money was paid, and I became the vassal of Colonel Silky; a titular soldier, but a traveling trader, who never lost sight of the main chance either in his campaigns, his journeys, or his pleasures.
Toto was not gray; he was a little black dog, with long silky hair and small black eyes that twinkled merrily on either side of his funny, wee nose.
The silky grass with its ripe seeds came almost to his waist in the dampest spots.