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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 (33)
  • Her touch was like the impact of falling swansdown.
  • When swansdown becomes soiled, it can be washed and look as good as new.
  • She had a pink silk wrapper with swansdown all over it -- at four o'clock, think!
  • Herded amongst them, sacred to the Sun. Their skin was white as swansdown, and they moved for more
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