Usage examples for silken

  1. They found her generally shut up with great care in a recess at the back part of the altar, and veiled with a silken screen to hide her from common observation; sometimes with a child in her hand, at other times on her knee, and a glory round her head. – Travels in China, Containing Descriptions, Observations, and Comparisons, Made and Collected in the Course of a Short Residence at the Imperial Palace of Yuen-Min-Yuen, and on a Subsequent Journey through the Country from Pekin to Canton by John Barrow
  2. The lustrous eyes closed, and for a moment the long silken lashes rested against the pale cheek. – Free Joe and Other Georgian Sketches by Joel Chandler Harris
  3. The Duc d'Orleans, richly dressed after the fashion of the times, in silken trunk- hose, a close- fitting jacket of cloth of gold embroidered with black flowers, and a little mantle of embroidered velvet, all black, for he still wore mourning for his father, bowed to the two ladies of honor and took his place beside his mother's maids. – Catherine de' Medici by Honore de Balzac
  4. Her wealth of silken black hair was drawn smoothly back from her white forehead, over her shapely head, and gathered into a simple knot behind. – The Red Acorn by John McElroy
  5. Then, as the quiet of the night and the solitude of his own room gradually restored his scattered senses, Nobili recalled her, not only in the moment of danger, as she lay death- like, motionless, but as she stood before him lit up by the rosy shadow of the silken curtains. – The Italians by Frances Elliot
  6. At length he said, " I have eaten and am satisfied; now I am tired, carry me into thy little room and make thy little silken bed ready, and we will both lie down and go to sleep." – Household Tales by Brothers Grimm by Grimm Brothers
  7. There was not a sound in the house but that silken rustle. – The Tin Soldier by Temple Bailey
  8. In the end he tried first there was silver, and in the other five golden guineas in a little silken inner case. – The Lilac Sunbonnet by S.R. Crockett
  9. When he came to the cliff tops there was the morning, very bravely dressed, rustling forward with a silken sound and much silken shining to meet him. – The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence
  10. It was as if from the deep air above, and from the wide air around, there were dropping and drifting small links of silken steel, gentle but strong, so that one were helpless even had one wished to move. – The Singing Mouse Stories by Emerson Hough
  11. She was glad she was looking so well- she wished he might hear the frou- frou of her silken skirt when she walked! – Missy by Dana Gatlin
  12. " The letter was not sealed with the golden seal, nor enclosed in a silken purse or cloth of gold; and farther, if they examined the translation," he said, " they would find that it was not written on Turkish paper." – Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 3 (of 3) by Isaac Disraeli
  13. I leaned my bicycle against the grey, silken doors of the old coach- house. – The White Peacock by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
  14. One perfumed breath from her lips so fair, One sacred kiss on her sun- lit hair, And then we parted as lovers meet- I gathered the roses that lay at her feet, And fastened them in, with a lover's prayer, Where she loved them best, in her silken hair; For the things she loved were as dear to me As the shining stars to the watching sea. – Love-or-Fame-and-Other-Poems by Sherrick, Fannie Isabel
  15. It was one of her own pigeons; beneath its wing she discovered, securely fastened by a silken thread, a small folded paper. – The Lily of Leyden by W.H.G. Kingston
  16. " Electra, my dear," she said, in a silken voice, " we have something to tell you, Mr. Stark and I. We have become engaged." – Rose MacLeod by Alice Brown
  17. Jonathan finished his simple repast, drank from the little spring that trickled under the stone, and, sitting down by the dog, smoothed out his long silken hair. – The Spirit of the Border A Romance of the Early Settlers in the Ohio Valley by Zane Grey
  18. Silken, soft, smiling, these were, still, as in the past, the words that described her. – Amabel Channice by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  19. Peeke's account is excellent, although he begins by saying that he knows not 'the fine Phrases of Silken Courtiers'; but 'a good Shippe I know and a poore Cabbin and the language of a Cannon ... – Devon, Its Moorlands, Streams and Coasts by Rosalind Northcote