watered-silk


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Noun1.watered-silk - silk fabric with a wavy surface patternwatered-silk - silk fabric with a wavy surface pattern
cloth, fabric, textile, material - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"
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He had brought the last "Keepsake," the gorgeous watered-silk publication which marked modern progress at that time; and he considered himself very fortunate that he could be the first to look over it with her, dwelling on the ladies and gentlemen with shiny copper-plate cheeks and copper-plate smiles, and pointing to comic verses as capital and sentimental stories as interesting.
If to its detriment the church has indeed become overly feminine, I suggest the hierarchy stop wearing red, floor-length, watered-silk gowns, fancy hats, and lacy over-blouses.
Gone is the Jag dealer who could pinpoint your income to within $100 by just looking at your shoes and would judge if you were even worth talking to by your watered-silk cravat tied in a casual Windsor knot.