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swansdown

[swonz-doun]
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noun
  1. the down or under plumage of a swan, used for trimming, powder puffs, etc.
  2. a fine, soft, thick woolen cloth.
  3. a sturdy cotton flannel with a thickly napped face.
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Origin of swansdown

First recorded in 1600–10; swan1 + 's1 + down2
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Historical Examples

  • She had a pink silk wrapper with swansdown all over it—at four o'clock, think!

    Americans All

    Various

  • "Lady Swansdown again, I suppose," says he, with a bored uplifting of his brows.

    April's Lady

    Margaret Wolfe Hungerford

  • Selina laid it on the silk and swansdown quilt and departed.

  • She had a pink silk wrapper with swansdown all over it—at four oclock, think!

    Short Sixes

    H. C. Bunner

  • It was the blue of bluebells, banded with swansdown and embroidered with silver thistles.

    Vision House

    C. N. Williamson