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noun as in fabric

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They’re actually the caterpillars of the domestic silk moth, Bombyx mori.

They began the process the same way, by removing sericin from silk fibers.

Doctors like silk for a variety of reasons, says David Kaplan.

All that water adds a lot of weight and volume to the silk materials as they’re stored.

The type of silk that’s most useful to people comes from what are often called silkworms.

Poking out of the shiny gold pages is a “distinctive silk marker”—also gold—which “complements the color of the leather.”

Sometimes I wear my silk pyjamas when I am going for a walk in the mornings, does that make me eccentric?

Behind their silk hats loom shadows of their immigrant forbears.

Waving a silk cloth, he declared, “Gentlemen, I will have this land just as surely as I now have this handkerchief.”

Undercover detective Gustav Frank sold Mandelbaum several bolts of stolen silk that had been secretly marked.

Q was a Queen, who wore a silk slip; R was a Robber, and wanted a whip.

He urged the growing of mulberry trees and the propagation of silk worms, as being of more value than tobacco.

She had been properly dressed for the occasion in black tulle and black silk tights.

A chair covered with red silk, borne on the shoulders of sixteen chair-men, passed up to the temple.

Instead of a cloth, on each table was a sheet of fine glazed paper which had the appearance of oiled silk.


On this page you'll find 13 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to silk, such as: fiber, taffeta, thread, tulle, mantua, and pongee.

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