It was muted black, made out of material smoother than silk that draped over her arm like a second skin.
Lasiotis, as it differed from the typical form by its larger size, paler and browner colour, smoother skin, longer, finer and redder hair, and the long fringe of hair on the ears.
The toothed wheels give a slightly better efficiency, but the worm gear is somewhat smoother in its action and entirely silent; the noise of gearing can, however, be considerably reduced by careful machining of the teeth, as is now always done, and also by the use of pinions made of rawhide leather or other non-resonant material.
Smoother methods of communication.
But I've got to say, this whole gig would have gone a lot smoother if you and the old man hadn't been so nosy.