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  • n  a fabric made from the fine threads produced by certain insect larvae
  • n  animal fibers produced by silkworms and other larvae that spin cocoons and by most spiders

  • In his office at a silk-dyeing factory outside the Chinese city of Hangzhou, Fei Jianming sits face-to-face with Napoleon Bonaparte.
  • China makes the mostbut no longer the bestsilk.
  • Although the silk-producing area of Japan was for the most part out of the zone devastated by the earthquake, about 25% of the silk-reeling plants of the country were reported .
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  • Alleged Silk Factory burglar heads to trial
    Huan Nguyen, accused of burglarizing several apartments in Lansdale’s Silk Factory Lofts building back in 2009 — while he was living there under an assumed name and hiding from authorities searching for him in connection with a 2005 diamond heist in Philadelphia — is headed to trial in county court.
    June 13, 2013 - North Penn Life
  • Botto House in Haledon re-enacts Silk Strike speeches
    On June 2, the American Labor Museum at the Botto House National Landmark unveiled the 18th phase of its Silk Walk Project. To raise funds for the museum’s upkeep, operating expenses and educational programs, engraved bricks are sold that are placed in the front |walkway. Silk Walk bricks were priced from $50 to $200 and $1,000 was raised from the fundraiser.
    June 13, 2013 - The Record
  • Silk'n Flash&Go Hair Removal Device to be featured on The Doctors
    NEW YORK, June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Andrew Ordon will discuss the benefits of the Silk'n Flash&Go light-based, home hair removal device on The Doctors on June 10, 2013 in an episode called "The ...
    June 10, 2013 - PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  • Roza Otunbayeva in The Associated Press
    The drug route passes along the Great Silk Road, but unfortunately today we all are busy with issues of regulation, humanitarian assistance, attempts to provide shelter for all, and so on, but drug barons are working at full capacity,...
  • Yo-Yo Ma in International Herald Tribune
    I wanted to do something that focuses on an idea rather than a place,Ma said in an interview. "Like Appalachian music or Brazilian or tango or the Silk Road, we were going to faraway regions. But then there are other things that join us...

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