from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A kind of silk cloth woven from tusser-silk.
- n. A dress or garment of tussersilk.
- n. Same as tusser-silk.
- n. An oak-feeding silkworm, Antheræa mylitta, furnishing a silk of great strength, but of coarse quality and hard to reel.
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- n. oriental moth that produces brownish silk
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What the crap these guys are writing huh?? reply tusser
Wonderful tusser silk draperies fell about her, with ink-spots on the sleeves; her hair was magnificent.
a cigar, disclosing himself a bald Armenian in tusser silk trousers and