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oiled silk

silk treated with oil to make it waterproof
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  • Had you thought of the oiled silk, used for a thousand and one purposes?

    The Story of Silk Sara Ware Bassett
  • Wrap the limbs in cotton wool, and cover that with oiled silk.

    Dramatic Technique

    George Pierce Baker
  • This was a metallic case and a package wrapped in oiled silk.

    Cord and Creese James de Mille
  • His fishing tackle, the pride of his young life, was neatly rolled in oiled silk and stood near at hand.

  • He felt in his hip-pocket, and producing a small letter-case, took out a thin packet wrapped in oiled silk.

    A Mating in the Wilds Ottwell Binns
  • Ferrier learned how to dress these ugly sores with compresses surrounded by oiled silk.

    A Dream of the North Sea

    James Runciman
  • In that secure receptacle lay a series of packages done up with careful precision in wrappings of oiled silk.

    The Haunters of the Silences Charles G. D. Roberts
  • This heat is often reached in the drying rooms of oilcloth and oiled silk factories.

  • Then taking a slip of paper she wrote upon it two lines, which she wrapped in a piece of oiled silk and fastened to her bracelet.

    The Court Jester Cornelia Baker
  • If you carry gloves through the tropics be sure to wrap them well in oiled silk before starting.

    How to Travel Thomas W. Knox

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