Swans-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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • swans-down — swansˈ down or swansˈdown noun 1. The under plumage of a swan 2. A soft woollen or mixed cloth 3. A thick cotton with a soft nap on one side • • • Main Entry: ↑swan …   Useful english dictionary

  • Swans down — (engl., spr. Swonsdaun), tuchartiges, gestreiftes, gewürfeltes od. gemustertes Westenzeug; aus Wolle od. aus Wolle u. Baumwolle verfertigt …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • swans — swans; swans·combe; swans·down; …   English syllables

  • down — cam·per·down; down; down·cast·ness; down·come; down·gone; down·heart·ed·ness; down·i·ly; down·i·ness; down·land; down·less; down·looked; down·most; down·ness; down·right·ly; down·set; down·some; down·to·ni·an; down·trod·den; down·with; gae·down;… …   English syllables

  • Down feather — The down of birds is a layer of fine feathers found under the tougher exterior feathers. Very young birds are clad only in down. Powder down is a specialized type of down found only in a few groups of birds. Down is a fine thermal insulator and… …   Wikipedia

  • down|riv|er — «DOWN RIHV uhr», adverb, adjective. = downstream: (Cf. ↑downstream) »No punts were out at this time of year, and swans generally stayed downriver (New Yorker) (adv.). St. Marc…is the adjacent downriver village on the Richelieu (Maclean s) (adj.) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Swans (band) — Infobox musical artist Name = Swans Img capt = Img size = Landscape = Background = group or band Birth name = Alias = Born = Died = Origin = New York City, New York, U.S. Instrument = Genre = Post punk Experimental Art rock Noise rock Post… …   Wikipedia

  • 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 Web …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 — [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

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”