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swanskin

[ swon-skin ]
/ ˈswɒnˌskɪn /
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noun

the skin of a swan, with the feathers on.
a closely woven twill-weave flannel for work clothes.

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Origin of swanskin

First recorded in 1600–10; swan1 + skin
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British Dictionary definitions for swanskin

swanskin
/ (ˈswɒnˌskɪn) /

noun

the skin of a swan with the feathers attached
a fine twill-weave flannel fabric
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