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    French silk

    This is about the memory of dad's handkerchief, and does "silk" mean a handkerchief as found in the translation?
    "Silk" is just a material, isn't it?

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    ex)...My dependable lighthouse was Dad's handkerchief. He didn't care for fancy French silk and had no need for those with elaborately embroidered initials...

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    Re: French silk

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    This is about the memory of dad's handkerchief, and does "silk" mean a handkerchief as found in the translation?
    "Silk" is just a material, isn't it?

    mo3-46
    ex)...My dependable lighthouse was Dad's handkerchief. He didn't care for fancy French silk and had no need for those with elaborately embroidered initials...
    Dad had a handkerchief. It doesn't say what it was made of but it was not made of French silk (a material) and it didn't have his initials embroidered on it. He did not like French silk so he wouldn't have a handkerchief made of it. He didn't like embroidered initials so his handkerchief would not have had those on.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: French silk

    (There is a case when 'silk' is used countably - apart from generic usages like 'silks and satins'. A conjuror may have a silk hidden up his or her sleeve. Maybe this is the last remnant of a more widespread usage. But in this case the handkerchief isn't made of silk.)

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