The said billet was secured with floss silk sealed down in the antiquated fashion, and was written on full-sized quarto paper.
His hair was long and curled at the ends, but it looked like floss silk.
It was such that ladies might desire to reel it off and work it into their patterns in lieu of floss silk.
Dear Lady Hyo brought me some floss silk for chrysanthemums.
All the floss silk curls were bound back with scarlet ribbon, and the luminous black eyes were fixed on her work.
His face was covered with mud, some of which was also spattered on the floss silk of his hair.
It is made of linen entirely covered with embroidery in floss silk.
floss silk was used to protect chrysanthemum flowers from frost.
His fine cloak of floss silk he gave to Balbi, who looked for all the world as if he had stolen it.
They all had very pretty hair, and I used to wash it and comb it out until it looked as fine and bright as floss silk.
"rough silk," 1759, perhaps from French floche "tuft of wool" (16c.), from Old French floc "tuft, lock," from Latin floccus "tuft of wool." Or from an unrecorded Old English or Old Norse word from the root found in Dutch flos "plush" (17c.). Cf. the surname Flossmonger, attested 1314, which might represent a direct borrowing from Scandinavian or Low German. In "The Mill on the Floss" the word is the proper name of a fictitious river in the English Midlands.