from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The long, silky threads of the byssus of the bivalve Pinna, found in the Mediterranean. It has very little commercial value, the articles made from it, as purses, gloves, etc., being curious rather than useful.
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Often she called to him to come and look in the lovely little rock-pools, dusky with blossoms of red anemones and brown anemones that seemed nothing but shadows, and curtained with green of finest sea-silk.