Definitions

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  • adj. having hair that resembles silk

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Examples

  • In a dim Parisian bar, half a world away from South Africa, Emmanuel conjured her into flesh: a silky-haired woman with green eyes and an easy laugh, absolutely careless with her beauty.

    Let The Dead Lie

  •  A silky-haired stunner in a peach-colored halter dress, Rosalie reminded Calvin of a refreshing summer dessert.

    Tooth Decay

  • A silky-haired stunner in a peach-colored halter dress, Rosalie reminded Calvin of a refreshing

    Tooth Decay

  • Listen, Rima, you are like all beautiful things in the wood — flower, and bird, and butterfly, and green leaf, and frond, and little silky-haired monkey high up in the trees.

    Green Mansions

  • A fine strip of silky-haired, young gorilla skin made the band to sling the ornament from the shoulder when worn.

    Travels in West Africa

  • Herbalists do not distinguish it virtually from the silky-haired _Anemone Pulsatilla_, which medicinal variety is of highly valuable modern curative use as a Herbal Simple.

    Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure

  • This is a story about a dog, -- not the kind of dog you often see in the street here; not a fat, wrinkly pugdog, nor a smooth-skinned bulldog, nor even a big shaggy fellow, but a slim, silky-haired, sharp-eared little dog, the prettiest thing you can imagine.

    How to Tell Stories to Children, And Some Stories to Tell

  • Any way she did that same thing as long as she lived, and she was always just as gentle, and silky-haired, and loving as at first.

    How to Tell Stories to Children, And Some Stories to Tell

  • Los Lobos, this silky-haired, round-faced, supercilious stranger, in his smart, shabby Norfolk coat, which was perhaps one reason why every girl in the village was at once willing to marry him, no questions asked.

    The Heart of Rachael

  • Last of all came a portly waiting-maid, carrying a silky-haired spaniel on a cushion under each arm.

    A Book of Quaker Saints

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