Swan's-down
Swan's-down Swan's"-down`, or Swans-down Swans"-down`, n. 1. The down, or fine, soft feathers, of the swan, used on various articles of dress. [1913 Webster]

2. A fine, soft, thick cloth of wool mixed with silk or cotton; a sort of twilled fustian, like moleskin. [1913 Webster]

{Swan's-down cotton}. See {Cotton flannel}, under {Cotton}. [1913 Webster]


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  • swan's-down — [swänz′doun΄, swônz′doun΄] n. 1. the soft, fine under feathers, or down, of the swan, used for trimming clothes, etc. 2. a soft, thick fabric of wool and silk, rayon, or cotton, used for making baby clothes, etc. 3. a cotton fabric with a satin… …   Universalium

  • swan's-down — «SWONZ DOWN, SWNZ », noun. 1. the soft down of a swan, used for dress trimmings, powder puffs, and the like. 2. Also, swansdown. a) a fine, thick, soft cloth, usually made from wool, used especially for babies coats and bathrobes. b) = cotton… …   Useful english dictionary

  • swan's-down — [swänz′doun΄, swônz′doun΄] n. 1. the soft, fine under feathers, or down, of the swan, used for trimming clothes, etc. 2. a soft, thick fabric of wool and silk, rayon, or cotton, used for making baby clothes, etc. 3. a cotton fabric with a satin… …   English World dictionary

  • swan's down — noun 1. soft woolen fabric used especially for baby clothes • Hypernyms: ↑fabric, ↑cloth, ↑material, ↑textile 2. down of the swan • Hypernyms: ↑down, ↑down feather …   Useful english dictionary

  • swan's-down — /ˈswɒnz daʊn/ (say swonz down) noun 1. the down or under plumage of a swan, used for trimming, powder puffs, etc. 2. a fine, soft, thick woollen cloth. Also, swandown, swansdown …   Australian English dictionary

  • Swan's-down cotton — Swan s down Swan s down , or Swans down Swans down , n. 1. The down, or fine, soft feathers, of the swan, used on various articles of dress. [1913 Webster] 2. A fine, soft, thick cloth of wool mixed with silk or cotton; a sort of twilled fustian …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • swan's-down cotton — Cotton Cot ton (k[o^]t t n), n. [F. coton, Sp. algodon the cotton plant and its wool, coton printed cotton, cloth, fr. Ar. qutun, alqutun, cotton wool. Cf. {Acton}, {Hacqueton}.] 1. A soft, downy substance, resembling fine wool, consisting of the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Swan's Island, Maine — Infobox Settlement official name = Swans Island, Maine settlement type = Town nickname = motto = imagesize = image caption = image |pushpin pushpin label position =left pushpin map caption =Location within the state of Maine pushpin mapsize =… …   Wikipedia

  • down feather — noun soft fine feathers • Syn: ↑down • Derivationally related forms: ↑downy (for: ↑down) • Hypernyms: ↑feather, ↑plume, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Swan Upping — is an annual ceremonial and practical activity in England in which mute swans on the River Thames are rounded up, caught, marked, and then released.Traditionally, the Monarch of the United Kingdom owns all unmarked mute swans on the River Thames …   Wikipedia

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