spun silk


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spun silk

[′spən ′silk]
(textiles)
A yarn made from short lengths of inferior filaments such as silk broken by moths as they emerged from their cocoons.
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Exports of spun silk yarn completed 5050 tonnes, an increase of 2.
In the early decades of the period under study, oil from Northern Italy, salt from Hall, and, above all, acquavite and spun silk were among the most important items traded.
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His live voice - the golden years of Al Green run through it like fine spun silk - is allowed to be its own instrument while he deftly crosses back and forth across soul/R&B genres with the confidence of a heavyweight champ.
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Washington, August 18 (ANI): Scientists in Germany have now discovered how spiders spun silk that are potentially stronger than steel.
There is Rose Of England, the Oaks winner of 1930, her brown coat gleaming and quarter-marked, her tail like spun silk, her hooves immaculately oiled.