pongee

Part of speech: noun

Soft unbleached wash- silk, the product of a wild silkworm.

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Usage examples "pongee":

  1. All the men were in drill or pongee, and so receptive is the imagination that the picture robbed the room of half its heat. - "Parrot & Co.", Harold MacGrath.
  2. Not that the superior intelligence of which she had begun to suspect him had been put to any real test by the discovery of her home, and she was quite sure her modest suit of blue serge and her $ 2. 99 pongee blouse proclaimed her as a working girl of the mill city. - "The Dwelling Place of Light, Complete", Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009.
  3. She says that pongee we made her last spring never fit her slick enough between the shoulders. - "Every Soul Hath Its Song", Fannie Hurst.