• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Silk-man (Shak.) a dealer in silks
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. seolc—L. sericum—Gr. sērikon, neut. of adj. Sērikos, pertaining to the SēresSēr, a native of China.


In literature:

He rang three times before the door was opened to him by a tall, slight man, arrayed in a blue silk dressing-gown.
"The Sins of Séverac Bablon" by Sax Rohmer
Then the frock-coated man inside took a silk hat from a peg and placed it on his head.
"The Grell Mystery" by Frank Froest
He went up to the high altar, and saw before it a trestle, and upon it was a dead man, all covered with a cloth of silk.
"King Arthur's Knights" by Henry Gilbert
It takes the silk out of a man.
"In Mesopotamia" by Martin Swayne
I sees a man in a silk cloak.
"Wappin' Wharf" by Charles S. Brooks
A man stepped out of the ranks and tied a silk handkerchief over the eyes of the prisoner.
"A Voyage with Captain Dynamite" by Charles Edward Rich
The man wha sits on the silk goun-tail o' the wife wha's tocher bought it, never sits easy.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
Gyze himself is a fair-haired man, wearing a brilliant red silk doublet beneath his black cloak.
"Holbein" by Beatrice Fortescue
That young man with an embroidered silk waistcoat and white gloves, bending to talk to one of the ladies, is a Mr. Vaughan.
"The Pirate and The Three Cutters" by Frederick Marryat
On the horse's back was a little man dressed in shining green silk.
"Irish Fairy Tales" by Edmond Leamy

In poetry:

There was a man
Who made his living
By painting roses
Upon silk.
"The Painter on Silk" by Amy Lowell
Rough gown, stuff gown, my love hath noble raiment,
Silk robes and scarlet robes, pearls of great price:
If a man kiss her gown, death is his payment—
"Nay: but I keep the gates of Paradise."
"The Gate-Keeper" by Nora Jane Hopper Chesson
When the Present has latched its postern behind my tremulous stay,
And the May month flaps its glad green leaves like wings,
Delicate-filmed as new-spun silk, will the neighbours say,
'He was a man who used to notice such things'?
"Afterwards" by Thomas Hardy

In news:

Today's winsomely smiling Man-Beasts come clothed and well groomed in silk suits, shirts and ties.
Reports of a knife fight at the Silk Stocking in College Station sent one man to the hospital and landed another in jail.