- finely twisted silk thread used for sewing, embroidery, etc.
Origin of sewing silk
First recorded in 1470–80
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Examples from the Web for sewing silk
Better than ninepence, and finding your own cotton and sewing-silk.Littlebourne Lock
F. Bayford Harrison
The sewing-silk must be of the best quality, not too fine or slack-twisted.Miss Leslie's Lady's New Receipt-Book
It was beautifully made and stitched, and still contained some skeins of sewing-silk and a few rusty needles.
For a moment, as if his thoughts were far elsewhere, he played with a morsel of sewing-silk which he had picked up from the floor.Earl Hubert's Daughter
Emily Sarah Holt
The best medium of exchange seemed to be the little skeins of sewing-silk which I had been careful to bring.In Search of a Siberian Klondike
Homer B. Hulbert