A pair of long silk sheets suspended in the air on which a performer performs tricks.
The garments worn by a jockey displaying the colors of the horse's owner.
To remove the silk from (corn).
From Middle English silk, sylk, selk, selc, from Old English sioloc, seoloc, seolc. The immediate source is uncertain; it probably reached English via the Baltic trade routes (cognates in Old Norse silki (> Danish silke, Swedish silke ("silk")), Russian шёлк, obsolete Lithuanian zilkaĩ), all ultimately from Late Latin sēricus, from Ancient Greek σηρικός, ultimately from an Oriental language (represented now by e.g. Chinese 絲 ("silk")). Compare Seres. seric.
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