ostrich-feather love



from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One of the long curly plumes of the ostrich, used for ornamental purposes; an ostrich-plume.


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  • For evening drama and sex appeal, see Lanvin, where Alber Elbaz has created what can only be described as an exuberant ostrich-feather skirt (warning: it does sit above the knee), £ 1,950.00.

    The Wrong Sort of Black?

  • An ostrich-feather stole is strewn across her lap.

    Frances Osborne: My Great-Grandmother's Flapper Fashion: A Celebration In Pictures

  • "That's a beautiful look -- but I have no place to wear an ostrich-feather evening gown."

    Hold the feathers: designs for the office

  • "That's a beautiful look -- but I have no place to wear an ostrich-feather evening gown."

    Work Wear: Designers Who Get It

  • The great ostrich-feather craze -- for adornment of women's hats, gowns, capes, gloves, shoes and a great deal else -- lasted from roughly 1905 to 1914.

    The Drop of a Feather

  • But there are hours in every day to conjure my imaginary daughters, in banana skirts and ostrich-feather fans.

    Venus Hottentot and the Irony of Science

  • Systrums and ostrich-feather fans were in plentiful supply.


  • In the ordinary way of things, they would all, every one of them, have been sent off to some minor temple-or else, if nobly born, been relegated to wafting incense about or holding an ostrich-feather fan for the rest of their lives.


  • She was wearing a yellow frock, cut very short as the fashion then was, with champagne-coloured stockings and slippers to match, and she carried a big ostrich-feather fan.

    Burmese Days

  • Mgomeni, who wore ostrich-feather headgear and a jackal skin slung over his left shoulder, and delivered part of his oration standing on what was once the chair of the secretary of Parliament, with one bare foot on the secretary's table.

    ANC Daily News Briefing


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