Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: silks
IPA transcription: [s'…™lks]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: silks
    Meaning: the brightly colored garments of a jockey; emblematic of the stable
Usage examples
  • Great was the perplexity of the good man to find a camel-load of silks tumbled at his door!
  • Elephants and camels, llamas and horses, all richly caparisoned in Eastern silks, passed along with their riders.
  • For this purpose he returned to the town and took a lodging in a khan, and disguised himself as a merchant in silks.
  • 'Very well, then, take the silks to him, with the blessing of an old man,' said Wali Dad, much relieved to be rid of them.
  • The delicate vases, the bronzes, and the silks are often made in humblest homes, the work of one or two laborers with rudest tools.
  • She lifted Ventnor's head from her lap, rested it on the silks; arose, eyes wrathful, her little hands closed in fists as though to strike him.
  • It is under these regulations only that we can import wrought silks, French cambrics and lawns, calicoes, painted, printed, stained, or dyed, etc.
  • Scarce had the flier found its speed ere the man, wrapping his sleeping silks and furs about him, stretched at full length upon the narrow deck to sleep.
  • "Then we lived in plenty and had both silks and linens and velvets besides in the store closets and were able to buy good wines and live in plenty upon the best.
  • In a few days, therefore, the merchant came back, and received from the princess a return present in the shape of a camel-load or rich silks, besides a present of money for himself.