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Definition of Silk

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 flower of maize.

Silk Quotations

From the days of biplanes and silk scarves, the aviator has been the archetype of masculine glamour. Aviators have personified national ideals, from French elan to Soviet party discipline. They've inspired lust and admiration. They've turned sunglasses and short, utilitarian leather jackets into fashion statements.
Virginia Postrel

Colorful garments - ball gowns, kimonos, evening pajamas - made from yards upon yards of iridescent silk or velvet. I own an unjustifiable number of such outfits and jump at the chance to wear them. Against the etiquette about which I am otherwise all too conscious, I frequently, and unrepentantly, overdress for the occasion.
Julia Glass

It's like the spiders are sharing an ancient secret with me, and that's why I'm going to spend the rest of my life studying spider silk.
Cheryl Hayashi

You cannot make a revolution with silk gloves.
Joseph Stalin

I remember a hundred lovely lakes, and recall the fragrant breath of pine and fir and cedar and poplar trees. The trail has strung upon it, as upon a thread of silk, opalescent dawns and saffron sunsets.
Hamlin Garland
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Silk Translations

silk in Danish is silke
silk in Dutch is zijde, zij
silk in French is soie
silk in German is Seide, Seiden-
silk in Hungarian is selyem
silk in Italian is seta
silk in Norwegian is silke
silk in Portuguese is seda
silk in Spanish is seda
silk in Swedish is silke, siden
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