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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n- Soft silk thread for embroidery.

Usage examples (23)
  • Floss silk is generally used for other stitches because it covers the thread of the canvas better than purse silk; it is, however, often replaced by filoselle, which is...
  • -- Six skeins of bright scarlet Berlin wool; 5 shades of green ditto, 6 skeins each; 12 skeins of black, and 4 of gray; 4 skeins of white, and 4 of gray floss silk, or...
  • It is much cheaper than embroidery silk or filoselle.
  • They will only bear light embroidering in silk or filoselle. for more
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  • This word was used in the 2006 Scripps National Spelling Bee finals.
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