velvet


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Synonyms for velvet

a silky densely piled fabric with a plain back

smooth and soft to sight or hearing or touch or taste

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resembling velvet in having a smooth soft surface

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There, too, she descried Stiva, and there she saw the exquisite figure and head of Anna in a black velvet gown.
It was not till after dinner that I discovered some one had cut a square foot of velvet from the centre of my best camera-cloth.
His vest was a shaggy satin of a delicate cream color, and his knee-breeches of rose velvet trimmed like the coat.
This I sat engaged in guessing, but no syllable expressing To the fowl whose fiery eyes now burned into my bosom's core; This and more I sat divining, with my head at ease reclining On the cushion's velvet lining that the lamplght gloated o'er, But whose velvet violet lining with the lamplight gloating o'er, She shall press, ah, nevermore!
This I sat engaged in guessing, but no syllable expressing To the fowl whose fiery eyes now burned into my bosom's core; This and more I sat divining, with my head at ease reclining On the cushion's velvet lining that the lamp-light gloated o'er, But whose velvet violet lining with the lamp-light gloating o'er She shall press, ah, nevermore!
In one room, which looked like a lady's sitting-room, the hangings were all embroidered velvet, and in a cabinet were about a hundred little elephants made of ivory.
Altogether, the box was the most ordinary box in the world, with its red hangings, its chairs, its carpet and its ledge covered in red velvet.
In London King Henry and his fair Queen Eleanor held their court, gay with ladies in silks and satins and velvets and cloth of gold, and also brave knights and gallant courtiers.
And an embroidered crimson velvet coat," said Clara, laughing, "and a gold brocade waistcoat down to your knees.
bailiffs, aldermen, burgomasters; burgomasters, aldermen, bailiffs--all stiff, affectedly grave, formal, dressed out in velvet and damask, hooded with caps of black velvet, with great tufts of Cyprus gold thread; good Flemish heads, after all, severe and worthy faces, of the family which Rembrandt makes to stand out so strong and grave from the black background of his "Night Patrol "; personages all of whom bore, written on their brows, that Maximilian of Austria had done well in "trusting implicitly," as the manifest ran, "in their sense, valor, experience, loyalty, and good wisdom.
He was a man of great taste in elegant stuffs, embroideries, and velvets, being hereditary tailor to the king.
Sir Nigel was still in his velvet dress of peace, with flat velvet cap of maintenance, and curling ostrich feather clasped in a golden brooch.
She lighted the gas, and, as she removed the little velvet hat, she felt her lips still tingling with the kiss.
Tupman, that it is your intention to put yourself into a green velvet jacket, with a two-inch tail?
He was dressed in a rich costume of pink silk and purple velvet, and my grandfather thought he would see what he could do.