- a King's or Queen's Counsel.
- any barrister of high rank.
Idioms about silk
Origin of silk
OTHER WORDS FROM silksilklike, adjectivehalf-silk, adjective
Words nearby silk
How to use silk in a sentence
Doctors like silk for a variety of reasons, says David Kaplan.
They began the process the same way, by removing sericin from silk fibers.
All that water adds a lot of weight and volume to the silk materials as they’re stored.
The type of silk that’s most useful to people comes from what are often called silkworms.
They’re actually the caterpillars of the domestic silk moth, Bombyx mori.
Poking out of the shiny gold pages is a “distinctive silk marker”—also gold—which “complements the color of the leather.”
Sometimes I wear my silk pyjamas when I am going for a walk in the mornings, does that make me eccentric?
Behind their silk hats loom shadows of their immigrant forbears.
Waving a silk cloth, he declared, “Gentlemen, I will have this land just as surely as I now have this handkerchief.”
Undercover detective Gustav Frank sold Mandelbaum several bolts of stolen silk that had been secretly marked.Meet 'The Queen of Thieves' Marm Mandelbaum, New York City's First Mob Boss|J. North Conway|September 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Q was a Queen, who wore a silk slip; R was a Robber, and wanted a whip.
He urged the growing of mulberry trees and the propagation of silk worms, as being of more value than tobacco.
She had been properly dressed for the occasion in black tulle and black silk tights.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
A chair covered with red silk, borne on the shoulders of sixteen chair-men, passed up to the temple.
Instead of a cloth, on each table was a sheet of fine glazed paper which had the appearance of oiled silk.
British Dictionary definitions for silk
- thread or fabric made from this fibre
- (as modifier)a silk dress
- the gown worn by a Queen's (or King's) Counsel
- informal a Queen's (or King's) Counsel
- take silk to become a Queen's (or King's) Counsel
Derived forms of silksilklike, adjective
Word Origin for silk
Scientific definitions for silk
Other Idioms and Phrases with silk
see can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear; smooth as silk.