Silken Threads

Silken Threads

the three great prizes of honor in Lilliput. [Br. Lit.: Gulliver’s Travels]
See: Prize
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The emperor lays on the table three fine silken threads of six inches long; one is blue, the other red, and the third green.
And while she gayly sung, the little weavers spun their silken threads, the flies on glittering wings flew lovingly above her head, and over all the golden light shone softly down.
Your brilliant colors are fast fading now, and the envious moths have gnawed your silken threads.
Some ragged ends of silken thread were still attached to the leaf, as if it had been torn out of a book.
A tall young man, with light hair, clear gray eyes, and thin and compressed lips, dressed in a blue coat with beautifully carved gold buttons, a white neckcloth, and a tortoiseshell eye-glass suspended by a silken thread, and which, by an effort of the superciliary and zygomatic muscles, he fixed in his eye, entered, with a half-official air, without smiling or speaking.
It is so mad, that had the ties between me and my dear lost boy been one silken thread less strong, I might have swept even him from your side, when you favoured him.
The first one, a soldierly, abrupt, red-faced person, with white eyebrows and an explosive temper, could be managed with a silken thread.
said the stranger, "I have no purse nor no money either, saving only the half of a sixpence, the other half of which mine own dear love doth carry in her bosom, hung about her neck by a strand of silken thread.
THESE ghostly scenes have been formed after trees, benches, railings and fences were all covered in silken threads woven by caterpillars throughout Newport's Tredegar Park.
We couldn't see any traces of silk with the naked eye, but when we removed the slides and examined them under the microscope, we saw up to 30 silken threads at the point where the tarantula's foot slipped.
Like silken threads that fly on the softest winds To a need that rests inside of us To unspoken words that need to be said, Everything we desire that we may want to hold So very near yet only while we lie in enchanted sleep.