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- v. To use a process of fermentation to remove sericin from silk.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A silk yarn or fabric made out of carded spun silk.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Any one of various silk fabrics made of carded and spun silk, the silk used for this purpose being obtained from the thin, fuzzy beginnings and endings of cocoons in reeling.
- n. Yarn spun from waste silk, from which the gum has been removed by a process of maceration or fermentation.
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In that cytee there is a temple made round, aftre the schappe of the temple of Jerusalem.
And alle be it that it have no watre, zit men fynden there in and on the bankes, fulle gode fissche of other maner of kynde and schappe, thanne men fynden in ony other see; and thei ben of right goode tast, and delycious to mannes mete.
The purely modern phrase "look sharp" was supposed to have been used in the time of Chaucer, because "loke schappe" (see that you form, etc.) of the manuscript was printed "loke scharpe."
The purely modern phrase ` ` look sharp '' was supposed to have been used in the time of Chaucer, because ` ` loke schappe '' (see that you form, etc.) of the manuscript was printed ` ` loke scharpe. ''