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China silk

  1. a lightweight silk fabric constructed in plain weave, often used for linings, blouses, slips, etc.
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Origin of China silk

First recorded in 1605–15
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  • I got a china-silk idea from a little drummer I met up in the country—one nice little fellow!

    Just Around the Corner

    Fannie Hurst