The retorting speech of such a man may be silvern or iron; his silence, victorious and golden.
There's an auld sayin' that speech is silvern, but silence is gowden.
He can write on talk without taking twenty volumes, like Carlyle, to prove that if speech is silvern, silence is golden (Plummer).
Black against the silvern patch, I saw him emerge—and look up.
Nine swords in his hand, and nine silvern shields, and nine apples of gold.
In this case where speech is silvern, silence would be golden.
Green mantles and 3many-coloured cloaks3 wound about them; therein, silvern brooches.
I gave him thrice nine hounds all-white in their silvern chains.
No stone nor brick was seen except in this silvern frosty color.
Through the leaded panes of the window above the writing-table swept a silvern beam of moonlight.