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the brightly colored garments of a jockey

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I don't want to see any silks today, and I won't look at them.
And nothing could be nicer," cried Polly, making a dive among the silks Fan was turning over with a lost expression.
The orchestra of yellow silk women and bald-headed men gave vent to a few bars of anticipatory music and a girl, in a pink dress with short skirts, galloped upon the stage.
From his shoulders depended a short cape of white fur lined with brilliant scarlet silk.
One evidently did, if this is really the piece of oiled silk that was around the professor's map," said Ned.
How good was the touch of the raw silk to her flesh
She lets this pass, perhaps without hearing it, for solicitude about her silk has hurried her to the wardrobe where it hangs.
My silk stockings and two pairs of new gloves are my comfort.
He also provided himself with three thoroughly tested iron anchors, and a light but strong silk ladder fifty feet in length.
Their envy did not, however, display itself openly, till poor Jenny, to the surprize of everybody, and to the vexation of all the young women in these parts, had publickly shone forth on a Sunday in a new silk gown, with a laced cap, and other proper appendages to these.
The soldier now blew upon a green whistle, and at once a young girl, dressed in a pretty green silk gown, entered the room.
She looked particularly charming this evening, in a black silk gown, exceedingly simple and distinguished in style, throwing up the lovely firm whiteness of her throat and bosom, and making a fine contrast with her lurid hair.
These radii are connected at the outer extremities by two bands of flattened wire - the whole in this manner forming the framework of the screw, which is completed by a covering of oiled silk cut into gores, and tightened so as to present a tolerably uniform surface.
A fellow trains as fine as silk--till he's all silk, his skin, everything, and he's fit to live for a hundred years; an' then he climbs through the ropes for a hard twenty rounds with some tough customer that's just as good as he is, and in those twenty rounds he frazzles out all his silk an' blows in a year of his life.
Dainty sandals encased her feet, while a wimple of violet silk bordered in gold fringe, lay becomingly over her head and shoulders.