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  • noun Plural form of aigrette.

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Examples

  • These plumes, known as aigrettes, grow on the backs between the shoulders of both the male and female birds, and are worn only during the nesting season.

    Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts

  • [Illustration: An Egret, bearing "aigrettes," in attendance on her young]

    The Bird Study Book

  • It is from the backs of these birds that the "aigrettes" come, so often seen on the hats of the fashionable.

    The Bird Study Book

  • The "aigrettes" of the feather trade come from egrets, and, being very light, it requires the death of several birds to yield one ounce.

    Our Vanishing Wild Life Its Extermination and Preservation

  • "aigrettes," and of course {152} subsequently purchased and worn by fashionable women, as well as by young and old women of moderate incomes, who sacrifice much for this millinery luxury.

    The Bird Study Book

  • KC and Michael continued into the second salon, known as the Emerald Room, which contained a glittering display of aigrettes—ornamental headpieces—and pendants decorated with emeralds, diamonds, and other precious gems.

    The Thieves of Darkness

  • KC and Michael continued into the second salon, known as the Emerald Room, which contained a glittering display of aigrettes—ornamental headpieces—and pendants decorated with emeralds, diamonds, and other precious gems.

    The Thieves of Darkness

  • KC and Michael continued into the second salon, known as the Emerald Room, which contained a glittering display of aigrettes—ornamental headpieces—and pendants decorated with emeralds, diamonds, and other precious gems.

    The Thieves of Darkness

  • In the Treasury are a selection of aigrettes, the artificial, gem-incrusted plumes worn by the sultans on their turbans.

    Archive 2006-09-01

  • In the Treasury are a selection of aigrettes, the artificial, gem-incrusted plumes worn by the sultans on their turbans.

    Log of the Eclipse (13)

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