The queen like to clothe herself in silken garments, and to wear ornaments of gold.
10, 13, of " silken gauze."
So she—" Gladys read from her notes, "...stepped up on the velvet chair, tightens the silken cord about her neck, and closed her eyes...."
After the marriage at Canterbury of the king with Eleanor of Provence the royal personages came to London, and were met by the mayor, aldermen and principal citizens to the number of 360, sumptuously apparelled in silken robes embroidered, riding upon stately horses.
The young couple are seated in two chairs opposite each other, their right hands tied together by a silken cord, which is gradually wound around them as the ceremony progresses, the bride in the meantime being concealed with a veil of silk or muslin.
In two romances, the prose Tristan and the Parzival, the place of the Round Table proper is taken, on a journey, by a silken cloth laid on the ground, round which the knights are seated.
The silken textures which at first found their way to Rome were necessarily of enormous cost, and their use by men was deemed a piece of effeminate luxury.
Some are nocturnal, some diurnal; some catch their prey by speed of foot, some by cunningly lying hid, some by means of silken nets.
I have felt a bud "shyly doff her green hood and blossom with a silken burst of sound," while the icy fingers of the snow beat against the window-panes.
The cultivation and manufacture spread northwards to Florence, Milan, Genoa and Venice - all towns which became famous for silken textures in medieval times.
The second step in the evolution of spinning instincts was probably the making of a silken chamber for the reception of the cocoon itself and for the protection of the mother while guarding it and her newly-hatched young.
Reference has already been made to the silken tube or tent, of simple structure, with an orifice at one or both ends, as the possible origin of all snares, however complex they may be.
Some species, however, are alleged to be carnivorous, and a North American form of the genus Hydropsyche is said to spin around the mouth of its burrow a silken net for the capture of small animal organisms living in the water.
In 1534 Lord Thomas Fitzgerald, better known as Silken Thomas (so called because of a fantastic fringe worn in the helmet of his followers), a young man of rash courage and good abilities, son of the Lord Deputy Kildare, believing his father, who was imprisoned in the Tower of London, to have been beheaded, organized a rebellion against the English Government, and marched with his followers from the mansion of the earls of Kildare in Thomas Court, through Dame's Gate to St Mary's Abbey, where, in the council chamber, he proclaimed himself a rebel.
In the burrows made by the Mygalomorphae, on the contrary, the hinge is strong and highly elastic, its component silken threads being laid on in such a way that the door shuts with a snap when the occupant has passed in or out.
Scott O'Connor, The Silken East (London, 1904); Talbot Kelly, Burma (London, 1905); an exhaustive account of the administration is contained in Dr Alleyne Ireland's The Province of Burma, Report prepared on behalf of the university of Chicago (Boston, U.S.A., 2 vols., 1907).
Guarding its silken sack from the flames, it grew frantic.
head and cut across in a straight line; behind it is divided into very many small plaits, which hang down the back, and are lengthened by silken cords, and often adorned with gold coins and ornaments.
As a rule terrestrial spiders guard the cocoon in the permanent burrow, as in the trap-door spiders, or in the silken retreat which acts as a temporary nursery, as in the Salticidae.
In the breeding season the male spins a bell or thimble near that of the female and joins the two by means of a silken passage.
Under the care of the Greeks the silkworm took kindly to its Western home and flourished, and the silken textures of Byzantium became famous.
Sericulture was enjoined under penalties by statute; it was encouraged by bounties and rewards; and its prosecution was stimulated by learned essays and rhapsodical rhymes, of which this is a sample: " Where Wormes and Food doe naturally abound A gallant Silken Trade must there be found.
The footless larvae are elongate, worm-like and very active; they feed upon almost any kind of waste animal matter, and when full-grown form a silken cocoon.
Before the rebellion Yun-nan Fu had a prosperous aspect; the shops were large and well supplied with native silken goods, saddlery, &c., while English cotton, Russian cloths and raw cotton from Burma constituted the main foreign merchandise.
The plant is monoecious, producing the staminate (male) flowers in a large feathery panicle at the summit, and the (female) dense spikes of flowers, or " cobs," in the axils of the leaves below, the long pink styles hanging out like a silken tassel.
silken tofu give an extra creamy texture.
silken robes - soft in sound, yet rustling.
silken strands were used to make fishing lines in Australia.
Bare Necessities has the Playtex Secrets Silken Luxury Soft Cup Bra.
The women have handsome features of Jewish cast (the last trait often true also of the men); fair complexions, sometimes rosy, though usually a pale sallow; hair braided and plaited behind in two long tresses terminating in silken tassels.
Coloured clothing, gold ornaments and silken raiment began to be worn commonly by Mussulman men in his reign.
Over all she winds a silken sari or sheet round the body; it is then passed between the legs and the end thrown over the right shoulder.
silken cord to that carved handle upon the top.
silken threads radiating from the top of the tunnel across the ground.
The instrument consists of a bell glass, from the inside of which is suspended a copper needle by a fine silken thread.
A few slices of frozen banana or some silken tofu give an extra creamy texture.
When fully grown, the maggot spins an oval silken cocoon within which it pupates (fig.
His letters (especially Ep. 45) are full of outcries against his enemies and of indignant protestations that he had done nothing unbecoming a Christian, that he had taken no money, nor gifts great nor small, that he had no delight in silken attire, sparkling gems or gold ornaments, that no matron moved him unless by penitence and fasting, &c. His route is given in the third book In Rufinum; he went by Rhegium and Cyprus, where he was entertained by Bishop Epiphanius, to Antioch.
From an anecdote of Aurelian, who neither used silk himself nor would allow his wife to possess a single silken garment, we learn that silk was worth its weight in gold.
Shipbuilding is carried on at Las Palmas; and the minor industries include the manufacture of cloth, drawn-linen (calado) work, silk, baskets, hats, &c. A group of Indian merchants, who employ coolie labour, produce silken, jute and cotton goods, Oriental embroideries, wrought silver, brass-ware, porcelain, carved sandal-wood, &c. The United Kingdom heads the import trade in coal, textiles, hardware, iron, soap, candles and colonial products.
" It is lawful for the woman of my people to clothe herself in silken garments, and to wear ornaments of gold; but it is forbidden to man: any man who shall wear silken garments in this world, shall not wear them in the next."
He smiles and says to the pilot, Take this silken robe and golden staff and enter the Kingdom.
Of all things in the world it fell on my ears like the trailing of silken robes - soft in sound, yet rustling.
A key was hung by a silken cord to that carved handle upon the top.
They wait for passing prey, which they detect by laying down silken threads radiating from the top of the tunnel across the ground.
The silken strands were used to make fishing lines in Australia.
Tofu: Blend 1/4 cup silken tofu until it's completely smooth, and use it to replace one egg.
Select 100% silk or silken blends in sizes ranging from petite to plus.
Besides being ultra-attractive, silken selections are durable, easy to care for and they come in a variety of styles, shapes and colors.
Encountering the Parthians in battle, the Roman army was amazed at the silken banners that appeared to float over the battlefield.
Today women wear silken lingerie in the form of stockings, panties and even sleepwear.
Naughty wear: Silken naughty wear turns many people on.
I have unfastened the silken cord from the drapes and knotted it to the gas fixture above.
So sheâ€”" Gladys read from her notes, "...stepped up on the velvet chair, tightens the silken cord about her neck, and closed her eyes...."
No great silken banners or horses bedecked in armor and gorgeous cloths greeted the English when they finally came upon their foe.
There is a complex metamorphosis, with three larval stages, followed by a pupal stage enclosed in silken cocoon.
Who will brush your silken coat And who on you will simply dote?
Shops are filled with gorgeous silken saris, exotic spices and all the jewelry essential for an Indian bride's dowry.
The larva spins a very fine silken girdle to attach itself to the chosen pupation site.
Was He received on a silken pillow and adored by a royal household?
Barbara buried her face in Mary's black mane, drowning her fear in the acidic alien scent of the fine silken hair.
He smiles and says to the pilot, " Take this silken robe and golden staff and enter the Kingdom.
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