It forms silky crystals which melt at 6° C., and boil at about 144° C. with decomposition.
The head is short, and the coat silky and wavy.
The coat is short, thick and silky, and the tail is long and tapering..
It yields the most valuable of all cottons, the hairs being long, fine and silky, and ranging in length from to 22 in.
The lint is pure white, very fine and silky, but not so strong as Mitafifi cotton.
Yannovitch, a variety known since about 1897, yields the finest and most silky lint of the white Egyptian cottons.
The fibre is fine and silky, of about an inch in length.
These hybrids produce a lint which is long and silky, but often deficient in strength: selection for strength amongst the hybrids, with due regard to length, may overcome this.
The existing Oriental varieties are in most cases characterized by silky hair.
They are relatively large dogs, with broad splay feet, and silky oily coats.
The English setter should have a silky coat with the hair waved but not curly; the legs and toes should be hairy, and the tail should have a bushy fringe of hairs hanging down from the dorsal border.
The English mastiff is a huge and powerful dog with pendent ears but short and silky coat.
The coat should be thick, short and very silky, the favourite colours being white and white marked with brindle.
This is a small burrowing animal, of a pale golden-yellow colour, with long silky hair, a horny shield on the nose, and a stumpy leathery tail.
It is known as the silk rubber tree, probably on account of the silky hairs which are attached to the seeds.
The flowers are yellow, and the seeds enclosed in a pod are long and thin with numerous long silky fibres attached to them, which enable the seeds to be readily carried by the wind.
It crystallizes in fine silky needles and is soluble in water and alcohol.
It is artificially obtained by adding hydrochloric acid to a solution of lead salt, as a white precipitate, little soluble in cold water, less so in dilute hydrochloric acid, more so in the strong acid, and readily soluble in hot water, from which on cooling, the excess of dissolved salt separates out in silky rhombic needles.
It forms a white silky mass which volatilizes at about 400° C. It deliquesces in moist air, and is decomposed violently by water.
The togi-dashi design, when finely executed, seems to hang suspended in the velvety lacquer or to float under its silky surface.
When ripe the two carpels separate in the form of two valves and liberate a large number of seeds, each provided at the base with a tuft of silky hairs, and containing a straight embryo without any investing albumen.
They are covered with a fur to which they owe their chief commercial value; this consists of two kinds of hair - the one close-set, silky and of a greyish colour, the other much coarser and longer, and of a reddish brown.
The faces of slates have usually a slightly silky lustre due to the abundance of minute scales of mica all lying parallel and reflecting light simultaneously from their pearly basal planes.
A portrait, painted in middle age, now in the church of Melhus, near Trondhjem, represents him in canonicals, with deep red beard and hair, the latter waved and silky, and a head of massive proportions.
The principal feature of this breed, of which there are two or three varieties, is the length and quantity of the hair, which has a particularly soft and silky texture, covering the whole body and a great part of the legs with close matted ringlets.
This under-coat, or pushm, which is of a uniform greyish-white tint, whatever the colour of the hair may be, is beautifully soft and silky, and of a fluffy description resembling down.
Chromous chloride, CrC1 2, is prepared by reducing chromic chloride in hydrogen; it forms white silky needles, which dissolve in water giving a deep blue solution, which rapidly absorbs oxygen, forming basic chromic salts, and acts as a very strong reducing agent.
Benzene diazonium nitrate, C 6 H 5 N(NO 3): N, crystallizes in long silky needles.
Potassium benzene diazotate, C 6 H 5 N 2 OK, crystallizes in colourless silky needles.
The fur differs from the overhair, in that it is soft, silky, curly, downy and barbed lengthwise, while the overhair is straight, smooth and comparatively rigid.
The finest furs are obtained from the Arctic and northern regions, and the lower the latitude the less full and silky the fur, till, at the torrid zone, fur gives place to harsh hair without any underwool.
The sea otter, one of the richest and rarest of furs, especially for men's wear, is an exception to this unhairing process, which it does not require, the hair being of the same length as the wool, silky and bright, quite the reverse of the case of other aquatic animals.
It is found that in densely wooded districts furs are darker in colour than in exposed regions, and that the quality of wool and hair is softer and more silky than those from bare tracts of country, where nature exacts from its creatures greater efforts to secure food, thereby developing stronger limbs and a consequently coarser body covering.
CAT, CIvET.-Size 9X41 in., short, thick and dark underwool with silky black top hair with irregular and unique white markings.
Wild sorts of the tabby order are coarser, and not so good and silky in effect as when domestically reared.
The fur of the skin itself is something like a dark silky raccoon, but is not as attractive as the tails.
The Russian are smaller, but more silky and, as now dyed, make a cheap and fair substitute for sable.
Those from Archangel are more silky and of a smoky bluish colour and are the most valuable.
The Canadian are silky in nature and inclined to a creamy colour, while the Siberian are more woolly and rather whiter.
The Angora from the heights of central Asia Minor has curly, fleecy, silky, white wool, 4 to 7 in.
Lustre, however, cannot be imparted unless the wool was originally of a silky nature.
The underwool is thinner than fox, but the top hair is fine, silky and flowing, 4 in.