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- adj. comparative form of downy: more downy
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There wasn't a downier bird in all India than Nicholson, or one who knew the country better, and you could have trusted him with anything, money even.
Hugh's a downier bird than they think – not just an overgrown ex-fighter pilot with a crafty streak.
Struthers, I know, could tell him of a warmer bag than that, lined with downier feathers from the pinions of Eros.
Does not sleep seem to hover with a downier wing over those sofas on which the limbs of a princess have been laid?
_why_ wool is soft, and fur fine, and cotton downy, and down downier; and how a flax fiber differs from a dandelion stalk, and how the substance of a mulberry leaf can become velvet for Queen Victoria's crown, and clothing of purple for the housewife of Solomon.
"You always must have been a precious sight downier than I thought.
They are downier than you are; they would shrug their aristocratic shoulders, and decline to listen to the _past_ lives of their sons-in-law -- unless it was all in the newspapers, mind you. "