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sewing silk

noun
1.
finely twisted silk thread used for sewing, embroidery, etc.
Origin of sewing silk
1470-1480
1470-80
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  • My poor wits, in these days, are like bits of sewing silk wound on a card.

    Julia Ward Howe Laura E. Richards
  • In waist repairing, the sewing silk should match the material.

    Textiles and Clothing Kate Heintz Watson
  • It consisted of a round disc of card suspended between two pieces of sewing silk.

    The Romance of Modern Invention Archibald Williams
  • It may be likened to a two-foot length of sewing silk swimming round and round an oval sixty feet in circumference.

    Pioneers of Science Oliver Lodge
  • The neatest way to finish these holes is to sew the edges over and over with a needleful of sewing silk.

  • No sewing silk is fine enough to use without separating the thread and using one of the strands.

    Textiles and Clothing Kate Heintz Watson
  • sewing silk and cotton should be kept in a closed box to exclude the light and air.

    Textiles and Clothing Kate Heintz Watson
  • This is how it is done: Thread a No. 11 needle with sewing silk the colour of the chamois.

  • "I have to go down to the Pettah, to get some sewing silk to match this;" and she drew out a small fragment of yellow silk.

    The Tiger of Mysore G. A. Henty
  • Start by threading a fine needle with a piece of sewing silk the colour of the bag.

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