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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

The soft feathers of a particular bird especially when used as trimming on articles of dress.

Usage examples (31)
  • And never mind about the swan's-down; for I have some on a dress,
  • "I shall wear my red satin cloak trimmed with swan's-down," said she.
  • Sara, you must have a white dress; something with long, soft folds, and -- yes -- and trimmed with swan's-down.
  • But even as she crossed the room, she thought of Mrs. Middleton, the dingy swan's-down and the caresses, and decided not to unlock the trunk. for more
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