watered silk


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watered silk

Silk that has been given a wavy shiny finish by being damped and pressed.
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She had had the idea of giving it a certain daintiness, and she made much use of blue and red inks; she bound the copy in coarse paper, that looked vaguely like watered silk, in various pale colours; and she had acquired a reputation for neatness and accuracy.
The old man was attired in a suit of glistening watered silk, trimmed with steel buttons, beautifully cut and polished.
"Then perhaps you will kindly explain how it is that we found this in it?" He opened his bag as he spoke, and tumbled onto the floor a wedding-dress of watered silk, a pair of white satin shoes and a bride's wreath and veil, all discoloured and soaked in water.
Tulliver, "for everything's as nice as can be all over the house, and that watered silk she had on cost a pretty penny.
It was Bagheera the Black Panther, inky black all over, but with the panther markings showing up in certain lights like the pattern of watered silk. Everybody knew Bagheera, and nobody cared to cross his path; for he was as cunning as Tabaqui, as bold as the wild buffalo, and as reckless as the wounded elephant.
SOUTHWELL: 2.10 Watered Silk, 2.40 Ever So Much, 3.10 Dorry K, 3.40 Admiral Hawke, 4.15 Man Of Steel, 4.45 Silent Knight, 5.15 Liro.
SOUTHWELL: 2.10 Watered Silk, 2.40 Ever So Much, 3.10 Dorry K, 3.40 Admiral Ever So Much, 3.10 Dorry K, 3.40 Admiral Hawke, 4.15 Man Of Steel, 4.45 Silent Hawke, 4.15 Man Of Steel, 4.45 Silent Knight, 5.15 Liro.
HUNTINGDON: 2.20 Cusheen Bridge, 2.50 Milgen Bay, 3.20 Ascendant, 3.50 Watered Silk, 4.20 Dr Dalwhinny, 4.50 Orsm, 5.20 Its Pandorama.
Watered Silk won really well at Uttoxeter in July and deserves a chance of doubling up in the TurfTV Novices' Handicap Chase at Huntingdon.
Longtime leader Watered Silk (touched a low of 1.59) and Mawaakef (1.36) headed the disappointments in a race that proved tough to predict.
FAKENHAM: 1.45 Harry Tricker, 2.20 Deciding Moment, 2.55 Three Chords, 3.35 Teshali, 4.15 Dreamy George, 4.55 Watered Silk.
I have followed the grey since he was beaten at Newcastle in a 10f maiden and his half-brother, Watered Silk, goes very well on an artificial surface.