Definitions

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  • noun The down of a swan
  • noun A soft woolen fabric; flannelette

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Fascinating apparitions flitted through his dreams; head-dresses laden with flowers, snowy shoulders enveloped in swansdown capes, supple forms imprisoned in muslin or satin: such alluring phantoms fluttered their gauze wings before Raymon's heavy, burning eyes; but he had seen these peris only in the perfumed whirl of the ballroom.

    Indiana

  • A twill made by running both warp and filling under one and over three threads is called a swansdown twill and the reverse is known as the crow weave.

    Textiles and Clothing

  • Our third and last plate makes a nod to the weather: -Round cambric dress; bloom coloured mantle, trimmed with swansdown, but the same colour.

    Regency Fashion - February

  • Our third and last plate makes a nod to the weather: -Round cambric dress; bloom coloured mantle, trimmed with swansdown, but the same colour.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • A robe of amaranthus figured sarsnet, made to sit high in the neck, with a full cuff of lace; long sleeves with short loose tops trimmed with swansdown.

    Regency Fashion ~ April

  • I understand that London is buried under snow today, so I am sure a bit of swansdown wouldn't go amiss.

    Regency Fashion - February

  • And if we were dressing in swansdown and fur in 1810. outside in 1817 we were looking like this:

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • I understand that London is buried under snow today, so I am sure a bit of swansdown wouldn't go amiss.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • A robe of amaranthus figured sarsnet, made to sit high in the neck, with a full cuff of lace; long sleeves with short loose tops trimmed with swansdown.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • And if we were dressing in swansdown and fur in 1810. outside in 1817 we were looking like this:

    Regency Fashion ~ April

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