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Silk Gown

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A queen’s counsel. So called because his canonical robe is a black silk gown. That of an ordinary barrister is made of stuff or prunello.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Sikes (Bill)
Sikh
Silbury
Silchester (Berks)
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Silent (The)
Silenus
Silhouette
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Silk Gown
Silk Purse
Silken Thread
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