from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A silk-mill.


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  • Hasina Bano, a silk-factory worker from Ramanagaram, says that, for her, the most difficult aspect of microfinance is that debts can become public knowledge in the community.

    Group Borrowing Leads to Pressure

  • The corporators of the smaller concern included an editor, a messenger, silk-factory employee, and laundry employee; those of the larger, a liquor dealer, two actors and three composers of popular songs.

    The Negro at Work in New York City A Study in Economic Progress

  • She was a worker in a great silk-factory, and was happy and contented, so it seemed, till -- well!

    The Master-Christian

  • There she lived long after her butterfly days were over; and in a way -- although the Castle of the Butterfly is a silk-factory now -- she lives there still: just as another light lady beautiful, Queen

    The Christmas Kalends of Provence And Some Other Provençal Festivals

  • I was in a silk-factory once, and there were rooms full of shelves all covered with leaves, and worms eating them so fast that it made a rustle.

    Little Men: Life at Plumfield With Jo's Boys

  • Lycosa accepts without hesitation any strange pill which she is, given in exchange for her own; she confuses alien produce with the produce of her ovaries and her silk-factory.

    The Life of the Spider

  • Moreover, amongst other things he had started glass-works, sugar-works, a silk-factory, a post-office, laid down fir plantations in drift-sand, not to mention many other wonderful things, all of which had come to grief.

    A Hungarian Nabob

  • As a boy he worked in a silk-factory, and as a straw-plaiter and errand boy.

    A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature

  • My father then went to his daily business at the silk-factory, while I remained behind awhile with my mother, to assist her in clearing out a loft for my uncle's reception, the entrance to which could be concealed.

    Jacques Bonneval

  • "Mr. Scudder chose it for me, himself, at the silk-factory in Lyons," said Mr.. Scudder, with pardonable pride, "and I want it tried on to

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 03, No. 19, May, 1859


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