Definitions

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  • n. Down (soft, fluffy immature feathers used in bedding).

Etymologies

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feather +‎ down

Examples

  • Seeds with parachutes, helicopter propellers or featherdown attachments can be carried miles away from the parent plant on currents of air.

    The Fruit Hunters

  • “No drugs,” says Veronique, a Raelian organiser with a French lisp in a gauzy white gown decorated with a wisp of featherdown to signify her status as an “Angel”, “and zat includes tea and coffee.”

    It’s the Rael thing

  • New for this year: Higher Lank, a working Somerset farm spread over three valleys. 01420 80804; featherdown farm. co.uk

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed

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