Definition of Silkies

1. Noun. (plural of silkie) ¹



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Definition of Silkies

1. silkie [n] - See also: silkie

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Silkies

silk tree
silk vine
silk wood
silkaline
silkalines
silke
silked
silken
silkened
silkening
silkenly
silkens
silkie
silkier
silkies (current term)
silkiest
silkily
silkiness
silkinesses
silking
silkless
silklike
silkman
silkmen
silkmoth
silkmoths
silkness
silkoline
silkolines

Literary usage of Silkies

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1. Book of poultry by Lewis Wright (1885)
"I consider silkies hardy. The chickens are easily reared, and generally very true to ... The most successful exhibitor of silkies of late has been Mr. RSS ..."

2. Journal of Horticulture, Cottage Gardener and Country Gentlemen (1877)
"The first-prize pen of silkies were well clawed, and the hen had a large crest, but being adult birds were a little out of feather. The winning Game Bantams ..."

3. Report by American Genetic Association (1907)
"When crested birds (Houdans, Polish, and silkies) are mated with crestless, ... Extra toes occur on certain races such as Dorkings, Houdans, and silkies. ..."

4. Journal of Horticulture, Cottage Gardener and Home Farmer (1883)
"silkies, then, have in the main been bred on the first of these systems—viz.) according to the ideal of their native fanciers. ..."

5. Propagation of Wild Birds: A Manual of Applied Ornithology, Treating of by Herbert Keightley Job (1915)
"Buff cochins are in most general uses but silkies and white cochins are just as good. ... Cochins and silkies are sluggish, and the young are more likely to ..."

6. Red Sea Sharks by Jeremy Stafford-Deitsch (1999)
"The silkies would turn up in the afternoon and circle the divers but do no more ... However, even as I entered the water two of the silkies aggressively ..."

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