Originally Posted by TheEndIsNigh
a murky old sludgy river and then go on to use it as a delicate adornment or heroin' attire.
You are slandering that river—it's not even on speaking terms with sludge!
(Or do I mean defaming? Must ask TJ.)
And I'll resist the urge to get into a discussion of textiles, which would derail this
Originally Posted by J-WO
Maybe describe the river as like 'silk of a dull silver'? Or is that just confusing-sounding?
Yes, I think that's a bit confusing. I could just say it was like a skein of silver thread (which they did use, thread of actual silver), but I don't think it would be that bright at twilight. Or I could say a tarnished silver thread (also accurate), but I suppose that would look like a mixed metaphor even though it isn't.