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- n. Raw silk, having the appearance of cotton wool, once used as dental floss
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. silk that has been twisted, and which retains its loose and downy character. It is much used in embroidery. Called also floxed silk.
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Sulla had therefore got himself up as Medusa the Gorgon, complete with a wig of genuine living snakelets that had the whole room screaming in terror every time he lowered his head and threatened to charge, and a flowing mass of draperies in Coan floss silk that showed the guests his biggest snake all too clearly.