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 Sil’houet’te (3 syl.).Silk Gown. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Silk.
 
Received silk, applied to a barrister, means that he has obtained licence to wear a silk gown in the law courts, having obtained the degree or title of sergeant.   1
 


 Sil’houet’te (3 syl.).Silk Gown. 

 
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