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poil

[poil] /pɔɪl/
noun
1.
a yarn or thread made from silk, used for ribbon, velvet, and as the core of gold, silver, and tinsel yarn.
Origin of poil
< French < Latin pilus hair
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  • You had lunch to-day with Max Teitlebaum, and about poil you talked!

    Just Around the Corner Fannie Hurst
  • Eat your supper, poil; not eating don't get you nowheres with your papa.

    Just Around the Corner Fannie Hurst
  • Leave it to me, poil; I can tell by your papa's voice we got him won.

    Just Around the Corner Fannie Hurst
  • Ain't it enough the way our poil has come out in these five months?

    Just Around the Corner Fannie Hurst
  • Indiwidoolism is a poil without price; and the natal mansion, gentlemen—if I may be permitted the simulcritude—is its oyster.

    The Danger Mark Robert W. Chambers

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