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.
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.
Watered Silk won really well at Uttoxeter in July and deserves a chance of doubling up in the TurfTV Novices' Handicap Chase at Huntingdon.
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.
He ran a fair sixth to Watered Silk at Chester in May after meeting trouble in running, then Jason Hart slept in the traps at Ayr when removing the blindfold and the old boy missed the break.
There are some gorgeous dresses on show, including one with Egyptian motifs, popular after the 1922 discover of Tutankhamun's tomb, and one of watered silk, in which the material shimmers like water.
Peter asked to be crucified upside down as a sign of his lowliness before Christ there sat hundreds of the hierarchy in rank-ordered rows, in direct contradiction to the command of Christ to his apostles, all dressed in expensive watered silk costumes.
Ragging and rag rolling can achieve effects similar to crushed velvet, parchment, chamois leather, watered silk or brocade.
Originally, the wardrobe was fitted inside with watered silk.