- 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
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