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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Examples from the Web for poil

Historical Examples of poil

  • You had lunch to-day with Max Teitlebaum, and about Poil you talked!

  • Eat your supper, Poil; not eating don't get you nowheres with your papa.

  • Ain't it enough the way our Poil has come out in these five months?

  • Leave it to me, Poil; I can tell by your papa's voice we got him won.

  • 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