• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Silk-mill a mill for the manufacture of 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:

I went to Paterson, New Jersey, and got work in a silk mill.
"Joe The Hotel Boy" by Horatio Alger Jr.
John Lombe succeeded in getting employment in a silk mill in Piedmont, where the art of silk-throwing was kept a secret.
"Men of Invention and Industry" by Samuel Smiles
Hard by the harbour, there is a very curious mill for twisting the silk, which goes by water.
"Travels Through France and Italy" by Tobias Smollett
In February, 1913, some 25,000 workers in the silk mills of Paterson, New Jersey, struck, and here again the I.W.W.
"The Armies of Labor" by Samuel P. Orth
We came to Congleton, where there is likewise a silk mill.
"Life Of Johnson, Volume 5" by Boswell
The farm buildings, and corn mills, and silk mills, are equally picturesque: game abounds.
"Rides on Railways" by Samuel Sidney
Ottima, whose aged husband is the owner of the silk mills, has a lover in Sebald.
"A Handbook to the Works of Browning (6th ed.)" by Mrs. Sutherland Orr
I have to report that the new wheel at the silk mill is going now, and makes a very great improvement.
"The Tables Turned or, Nupkins Awakened. A Socialist Interlude" by William Morris
Water surrounded the Frisbie and the Bliss silk mills in Dickson City and the girls were marooned for the night.
"The True Story of Our National Calamity of Flood, Fire and Tornado" by Logan Marshall
The first Happy One is "that superb great haughty Ottima," wife of the old magnate, Luca, who owns the silk-mills.
"Browning's Heroines" by Ethel Colburn Mayne

In news:

" Caviar tastes like a combination of an ocean's spray, silk, and sushi," says David E Mills' of how these edible sea pearls register on the palate.
Managing Editor Hawley Borough Council has been asked to consider a 10-year tax abatement program that would serve as an incentive for new business, as well as benefit the Hawley Silk Mill.
Hidden in the warehouse district off Fillmore Street, Mill Outlet 's frills are to be found inside the building, from basic cottons to bridal silks, upholstery tweed to ticking and tassels.
After hundreds of years of ivory mille-feuille, bright white tulle, and pearlescent silk, it's pretty impossible to declare "trends" in the bridal market.
Decorative fabrics producer Weave Corp. John Sullivan, ceo of American Silk Mills.

In science:

O’Connell, R. W., et al. 1997, AJ, 114, 1982 Osterbrock, D. E. 1989, Astrophysics of Gaseous Nebulae and Active Galactic Nuclei (Mill Valley, CA: University Science Books) Ostriker, J. P., Rees, M. J., & Silk, J. 1970, Astrophys.
Bondi-Hoyle-Lyttleton Accretion Model for Low-luminosity X-ray Sources in Globular Clusters