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reeled silk


noun

a long strand made of silk reeled from a number of cocoons and not twisted or thrown.Compare spun silk(def 1).

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Nearby words

reel off, reel-fed, reel-to-reel, reel-to-reel tape, reelect, reeled silk, reeler, reem, reen, reenact, reenactment

Origin of reeled silk

First recorded in 1825–35
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