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Finely knitted silk or viscose.
- ‘Milano's earthy aroma foreshadows its sweet chocolate flavor, and its full body has the famous smoothness of Milanese silk with a tanginess that hits the front of the tongue.’
- ‘Lorenzo Croce, an official of Milan, sees for the first time Francesca, the daughter of Martini, a Milanese silk fabrics merchant.’
- ‘The origin of textile manufacturing in this area dates back, in fact, to the time of the Renaissance, when mulberry growing became widespread in the supply of raw material to Milanese silk producers.’
- ‘What the Milanese silk industry accomplished in the intervening years of the fourteenth century remains largely a matter of conjecture.’
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