He sat bare-headed beneath a parasol of byssus which was carried by a Negro behind him.
"Salammbo" by Gustave Flaubert
They are evidently of the nature of a byssus.
"Narrative Of The Voyage Of H.M.S. Rattlesnake, Commanded By The Late Captain Owen Stanley, R.N., F.R.S. Etc. During The Years 1846-1850. Including Discoveries And Surveys In New Guinea, The Louisiade Archipelago, Etc. To Which Is Added The Account Of Mr. E.B. Kennedy's Expedition For The Exploration Of The Cape York Peninsula. By John Macgillivray, F.R.G.S. Naturalist To The Expedition. In Two Volumes. Volume 1." by John MacGillivray
Once I had to flee naked from my country, and now I am the possessor of splendid raiment, and of apparel made of the finest byssus.
"The Literature of the Ancient Egyptians" by E. A. Wallis Budge
From her shoulders fell a long full robe of purple byssus, over an underdress of white which readied the knee.
"Idolatry" by Julian Hawthorne
The silky filaments or byssus by which some testacea adhere to rocks.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Byssus, a fine filamentous mass.
"The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise" by M. E. Hard
The foot has a byssus gland on its posterior surface.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 6" by Various
The byssus is unknown to us, but the stuffs of Lyons are more valuable.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 1 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
The mummy lay on a mattress of striped byssus, the head on a byssus pillow.
"The Tour" by Louis Couperus
He might only wear linen clothing (byssus), and shoes of papyrus.
"The History of Antiquity, Vol. I (of VI)" by Max Duncker