Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A plume of an ostrich; an ostrich-feather; specifically, one of the quill-feathers of the wings or tail.
  • noun A name of Aglaophenia struthionides, one of the plumularian hydromedusans. See Aglaophenia.

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Examples

  • Well, it was hard lines on her, but duty called, so I just popped my head round her door to call a chaste farewell - and there she was, dammit, reclining languorously on the coverlet like one of those randy classical goddesses, wearing nothing but the big ostrich-plume fan I'd brought her from Egypt, and her sniggering maid turning the lamp down low.

    Fiancée

  • He described the ostrich-plume hat, the blue wool cloak, my green cape, and my beaded slippers.

    The Book of Unholy Mischief

  • He described the ostrich-plume hat, the blue wool cloak, my green cape, and my beaded slippers.

    The Chef’s Apprentice

  • He described the ostrich-plume hat, the blue wool cloak, my green cape, and my beaded slippers.

    The Chef’s Apprentice

  • He described the ostrich-plume hat, the blue wool cloak, my green cape, and my beaded slippers.

    The Book of Unholy Mischief

  • He described the ostrich-plume hat, the blue wool cloak, my green cape, and my beaded slippers.

    The Book of Unholy Mischief

  • A waving ostrich-plume — a buckler burnished bright;

    The Fitz-Boodle Papers

  • Behind her seat a sullen handsome girl waved an ostrich-plume fan with a slow rhythm.

    The Conquering Sword of Conan

  • Behind her seat a sullen handsome girl waved an ostrich-plume fan with a slow rhythm.

    The Conquering Sword Of Conan

  • Behind her seat a sullen handsome girl waved an ostrich-plume fan with a slow rhythm.

    The Conan Chronicles

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