spun silk


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spun silk

n.
A yarn made from short-fibered silk and silk waste.

spun silk

n
(Textiles) yarn or fabric made from silk waste

spun′ silk′


n.
1. yarn produced by spinning silk waste and short broken filaments from which the sericin has been removed.
2. a fabric woven from this yarn.
[1750–60]
References in classic literature ?
The other seems to draw its strength from the very soul of the world, its formidable ally, held to obedience by the frailest bonds, like a fierce ghost captured in a snare of something even finer than spun silk.
The second squadron of the Lancers shot by, and there was the troop-horse, with his tail like spun silk, his head pulled into his breast, one ear forward and one back, setting the time for all his squadron, his legs going as smoothly as waltz music.
Because while I accept that politicians are not made of spun silk and fairy dust (and that we're credulous fools to believe all we're told), I would rather them, in conjunction with the sane souls behind the scenes, to use their education, their experience, their general know-a-bit-more-than-us thing and guide us into the future with at least a half-competent hand, based on extensive research and boring old economics.
Design expert Shellard has more than 16 years' experience creating high quality products for the UK craft markets mainly in spun silk.
Also shadowing Reus's games with materials is today's fascinating universe of consumer products made from alien-seeming, newfangled, high-performance stuff: superabsorbent hydrophilic polymers, silicones that turn fuzzy heads of hair to spun silk, indestructible-seeming plastics, or that ultimate counterintuitive substance, the two-dimensional object graphene.
By Wild Again, minor stakes winner Spunoutacontrol is also the dam of restricted stakes winner Spun Silk.
Or visit Assam not for its wildlife reserves or rich tea, but for the lustrous and long- lasting hand- spun silk produced by the state?
If scientists could reproduce the mechanical properties of spider spun silk in the laboratory, the material could be used to replace Kevlar, carbon fiber and steel.
Main export commodities of silk categories are raw silk, spun silk yarn and silk yarn, the three commodities together accounted for 83.