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silk in Material & textiles topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsilksilk /sɪlk/ ●●○ noun  1 [uncountable]TIM a thin smooth soft cloth made from very thin thread which is produced by a silkworm pure silk stockings a beautiful dress in raw silk2 [countable] British English lawSC a very important lawyer syn Queen’s Counsel (QC) His practice quickly grew and he took silk (=became a QC) in 1988.3 silks4 make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear
Examples from the Corpus
silka silk blouseApart from their engineering expertise, they were as dissimilar as steel and silk.The Madonna presided over it all, high and serene above the altar, dressed in pale-blue silk embellished with golden embroidery.The material seemed to her to be a thick heavy silk.One was Pierre Poivre, the son of a prominent Lyons silk tycoon.She refrained from plopping any sort of silk flora or abstract sculpture atop her well-coiffed head.Jack was wide awake, in his red silk pajamas and red silk robe.She could still feel, from fingertip to elbow, the textures of cotton shirt, silk tie and tweed jacket.Diagonal striped silk tie, £49, Alfred Dunhill.raw silkHis eyes were big and blue, and his hair like raw silk surrounded by a wreath of fire...They darted about on the front of the group, their silver-leaf hair rustling like raw silk.Her frame was small, her arms looked frail and very white against the raw silk.A refining process ensures that the fibres of the raw silk filling are always non-allergic.