The answer to the crossword clue is: GLISTEN, LAMBASTING, SILK

The pull and fizz of chatter held like a charm against the push of pain.

And glancing beauty: castle, blazer be-panda’d, the heat coming off the plate of haggis.

Talking good talk, the pleasure of pleasurable sound, the fabric texture of company, all bedecked with outdoor-cold-scent, worn round their shoulders like mantles in the grey dawn.