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Meaning of SILK-STOCKING

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  women's stockings made from a sheer material (nylon or rayon or silk)
 

SILK-STOCKING is a 13 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: nylon stocking, nylons, rayon stocking, rayons
 
 See Also: stocking

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Silk"-stock`ing\, a.
Wearing silk stockings (which among men were formerly worn
chiefly by the luxurious or aristocratic); hence, elegantly
dressed; aristocratic; luxurious; -- chiefly applied to men,
often by way of reproach.

      [They] will find their levees crowded with
      silk-stocking gentry, but no yeomanry; an army of
      officers without soldiers.               --Jefferson.

 

 

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