Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A rich stuff made in India with silk or silk and cotton and a free use of gold thread, silver thread, or both. Also kinkhab.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. India silk brocaded with flowers in silver or gold.
“We saw much of the embroidered fabrics known as "kincob" (properly,”
“And when this was done, she composedly ordered her pipe and threw herself lazily at length upon a pile of kincob cushions, her posture the more careless since she knew herself secure from observation; the garden being private to her use.”
“In the few hours which had elapsed since the ghastly discovery, the brocades and kincob of the audience-tents had been torn down and distributed, the cushions deprived of their rich covers, and the very _gaddi_ on which the Rajah's body had been found stripped of its damask.”
“A dove-coloured kincob gown, embroidered with large trees, and made very low in front, displayed to the greatest possible advantage, the rounded proportions of her figure; while a high-heeled, red-leather shoe did not detract from the symmetry of a very neat ankle, and a very small foot.”
“A black silk fur-belowed scarf covered her shoulders; and over the kincob gown hung a yellow satin apron, trimmed with white Persian.”
“Didn't they help themselves to all the plate and the money -- to several of my best dresses, and amongst others, to my favourite kincob gown; and I've never been able to get another like it!”
“The juggler, a keen little Frenchman, plied his arts nimbly, and what with his ventriloquial doll, his empty bag full of eggs, his stones that were candies, and his candies that were stones, and his stuffed birds that sang, astonished and delighted his unsophisticated patrons, whose applauding murmurs were diversified by familiarly silly shrieks ” the true Siamese Did-you-ever! ” from behind the kincob curtains.”
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Silvery words. (Mithril doesn't count.)
words originally derived from persian that have made it to english sometimes with several stops in intermediate languages
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