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  • n. silk fabric with a wavy surface pattern


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  • And he intercepted the advance of this bale of black watered-silk and lace.

    Scenes from a Courtesan's Life

  • She wore a long, black gown, confined at the waist by a watered-silk ribbon, and by way of scarf a lawn handkerchief with a broad hem, the two ends passed carelessly through her waistband.

    La Grenadiere

  • A white watered-silk bonnet closely framed features of perfect regularity, the oval being completed by the satin ribbon tie that fastened it under her dimpled chin.

    A Second Home

  • I lifted the tissue shields on priceless illustrations, stroked watered-silk covers, and fine-tooled leather bindings smelling of time, neglect, and potential treasure.


  • And John became solely the fond parent, gathering his children to him, taking the youngest on his knee and holding her to his watered-silk waistcoat, letting them play with the long gold chain from which depended his PINCE-NEZ, count his studs with their little fingers, disarrange the ends of his tie.

    The Way Home

  • He had brought the last Keepsake, the gorgeous watered-silk publication which marked modern progress at that time; and he considered himself very fortunate that he could be the first to look over it with her, dwelling on the ladies and gentlemen with shiny copper-plate cheeks and copper-plate smiles, and pointing to comic verses and capital and sentimental stories as interesting.

    Introduction to _The Keepsake_

  • His dress was as debonair as if he were going to a ball, well-tailored white linen coat and trousers, embroidered gray watered-silk waistcoat and a hint of ruffle on his shirt bosom.

    Gone with the Wind

  • As for his waistcoats, they were indescribably handsome, especially the white watered-silk one with tiny rosebuds embroidered on it.

    Gone with the Wind

  • On the bed lay the apple-green, watered-silk ball dress with its festoons of ecru lace, neatly packed in a large cardboard box.

    Gone with the Wind

  • He fumbled and drew out her new jade-green watered-silk dress.

    Gone with the Wind


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