silk

The fine, lustrous, supple fibre produced by certain insect larvae and spiders, especially the silkworm. Silk cloth was produced c. 700 bc by the Chinese and remained a closely guarded secret until the 6thC ad, when it spread to France, Spain, Italy and Sicily. The main silk production centres today are southern Europe, Japan, India and northern Ch …...

Silk

A type of diffusion filter.

Silk

Postcards where silk fabric is applied to the design, or the total image is printed on silk fabric, then attached to a postcard back

Silk

Naval The sailor's black silk 'handkerchief' worn round the throat, is of far great antiquity than as a sign of mourning for Lord Nelson. Originally it was worn in action either round the brow to prevent sweat running into the eyes, or as a general purpose sweat rage, or as a pad to cushion the body against hard knocks or chafe. Commonly kno...
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silk

[n] - fibers from silkworm cocoons provide threads for knitting 2. [n] - a fabric made from the fine threads produced by certain insect larvae
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Silk

Protein based material obtained from cocoons of the silkworm.
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In UK law, a Queen's Counsel, a senior barrister entitled to wear a silk gown in court. ...
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silk

Natural fibre made from fine soft thread produced by the larva of the silkworm moth when making its cocoon. It is soaked, carefully unwrapped, and used in the manufacture of textiles. The...
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SILK

Queens Counsel, a senior barrister sometimes referred to as a leader or leading counsel
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Silk

Silk noun [ Middle English silk , selk , Anglo-Saxon seolc , seoloc ; akin to Icelandic silki , SW. & Danish silke ; probably through Slavic from an Oriental source; confer Lithuanian szilkai , Russian shelk' , and also Latin sericum Se...
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silk

1. The fine, soft thread produced by various species of caterpillars in forming the cocoons within which the worm is inclosed during the pupa state, especially that produced by the larvae of Bombyx mori. ... 2. Hence, thread spun, or cloth woven, from the above-named material. ... 3. That which resembles silk, as the filiform styles of the female f...
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silk

noun a fabric made from the fine threads produced by certain insect larvae
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silk

noun fibers from silkworm cocoons provide threads for knitting
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silk

(silk) the protein filament produced by the larvae of various insects; silk obtained from the cocoons of the silkworm Bombyx mori is washed to remove the gum and braided for use as a nonabsorbable suture material. Silk from which the gum has not been removed, known as virgin silk, is used for extremely fine sutures in o...
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Silk

• (n.) That which resembles silk, as the filiform styles of the female flower of maize. • (n.) Hence, thread spun, or cloth woven, from the above-named material. • (n.) The fine, soft thread produced by various species of caterpillars in forming the cocoons within which the worm is inclosed during the pupa state, especially that prod...
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(from the article `sapphire`) ...violet to pink). Other colour changes result from exposure to intense radiation. Most sapphire contains abundant microscopic inclusions; ...
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animal fibre produced by certain insects as building material for cocoons and webs. In commercial use it is almost entirely limited to filament from ... [32 related articles]
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silk

silk 1. The fine, soft thread produced by certain species of caterpillars in forming the cocoons within which the worm is enclosed during the pupa state. 2. The thread spun, or cloth woven, from the above-named material. 3. Raw silk, silk as it is wound off from the cocoons, and before it is manufactured. 4. A delicate, soft type of cloth made f...
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SILK

SILK is an audio compression format and audio codec developed by Skype Limited. It was developed for use in Skype, as a replacement for the SVOPC codec. Since licencing out, it has also been used by others. It has been extended to the Internet standard Opus codec. == Details == Skype Limited announced that SILK can use a sampling frequency of 8, 1...
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SILK

A silk hankerchief.
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Silk

Silk is American air-force slang for a parachute.
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Silk

Silk is American air-force slang for a parachute.
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the only natural fiber that comes in a filament form, reeled from the cocoon, cultivated or wild
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Silk

A lighting diffusion or reflective material, formerly real silk. (Grip/Lighting)
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A tough, elastic natural fabric made from material produced with the silk silkworms use to spin their cocoons. Silk is light, cool and extremely comfortable. It absorbs water quickly but like cotton, will not keep you warm when wet. Similar apperance to satin.
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