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sewing silk

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noun
  1. finely twisted silk thread used for sewing, embroidery, etc.
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Origin of sewing silk

First recorded in 1470–80
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Historical Examples

  • Better than ninepence, and finding your own cotton and sewing-silk.

    Littlebourne Lock

    F. Bayford Harrison

  • The sewing-silk must be of the best quality, not too fine or slack-twisted.

  • It was beautifully made and stitched, and still contained some skeins of sewing-silk and a few rusty needles.

  • For a moment, as if his thoughts were far elsewhere, he played with a morsel of sewing-silk which he had picked up from the floor.

    Earl Hubert's Daughter

    Emily Sarah Holt

  • The best medium of exchange seemed to be the little skeins of sewing-silk which I had been careful to bring.