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  • v. To deprive of feathers, plumes, awards.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To strip of, or as of, a plume, or plumes; to deprive of decoration; to dishonor; to degrade.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To strip or deprive of plumes or feathers; hence, to strip of honors, or of badges of honor.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. strip of feathers
  • v. strip of honors, possessions, or attributes

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