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Display them with shiny silks and sequined fabrics. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The ground beneath her became as soft as silk. Clerk, Jayana & Siegel, Ruth Modern Literatures of the Non-Western World: Where the Waters Are Born (1995)Strong and light like the finest silk. Times, Sunday Times (2015)They let out a long line of silk and ride as the wind takes them. Times, Sunday Times (2006)White silk pyjamas and a white silk dressing gown. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He removed his glasses and began polishing the lenses with a white silk handkerchief. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The bathroom door was slightly open when she walked in wearing a silk dressing gown. The Sun (2013)The next day she was dressed from head to foot in silk and velvet. Hans Christian Andersen Andersen's Fairy Tales (1874)She touched her robe and found it to be as soft as silk. Clerk, Jayana & Siegel, Ruth Modern Literatures of the Non-Western World: Where the Waters Are Born (1995)What is the significance of an emerald ring or a pair of silk pyjamas? Times, Sunday Times (2016)His car will always be low and powerful and his shirts will always be of the finest silk. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The friction of silk against wool rubbed off surface electrons from the molecules of either fabric and electrified their garments. Zindell, David The Broken God (1993)Now they build up a moss cup, held together by the spider silk. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Does any fabric match silk for strength, durability and flexibility together with visual and tactile appeal? Times, Sunday Times (2008)Forget a sewing kit: they leave needles threaded with silks that match your clothes. Times, Sunday Times (2015) Wool, silk and leather survived but linen almost entirely disappeared. Times, Sunday Times (2013)In the weaving village, building after building was filled with wooden looms used to make silk and lotus cloth. Times, Sunday Times (2016)When we first see him, his spindly frame is swathed in a purple and red silk dressing gown emblazoned with his name. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Now I am drawing closed belt of presidential silk dressing gown and opening the door. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He still wears blue and white silks on his riding cap on the HQ gallops. The Sun (2007)It began with three genetically modified goats in Utah whose milk produces spider 's silk. Times, Sunday Times (2012)

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Translations for 'silk'

British English: silk /sɪlk/ NOUN
Silk is a very smooth, fine cloth made from a substance produced by a kind of moth.
They bought silk from abroad.
  • American English: silk
  • Arabic: حَرِير
  • Brazilian Portuguese: seda
  • Chinese: 丝绸
  • Croatian: svila
  • Czech: hedvábí
  • Danish: silke
  • Dutch: zijde stof
  • European Spanish: seda
  • Finnish: silkki
  • French: soie
  • German: Seide
  • Greek: μετάξι
  • Italian: seta
  • Japanese:
  • Korean: 비단
  • Norwegian: silke
  • Polish: jedwab
  • European Portuguese: seda
  • Romanian: mătase
  • Russian: шелк
  • Spanish: seda
  • Swedish: siden
  • Thai: ไหม
  • Turkish: ipek
  • Ukrainian: шовк
  • Vietnamese: lụa tơ tằm

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