swansdown
noun Date: 1606 1. the soft downy feathers of the swan often used as trimming on articles of dress 2. a heavy cotton flannel that has a thick nap on the face and is made with sateen weave

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  • swansdown — /swonz down /, n. 1. the down or under plumage of a swan, used for trimming, powder puffs, etc. 2. a fine, soft, thick woolen cloth. 3. a sturdy cotton flannel with a thickly napped face. [1600 10; SWAN1 + S1 + DOWN2] * * * …   Universalium

  • swansdown — noun a) The down of a swan b) A soft woolen fabric; flannelette …   Wiktionary

  • swansdown — Synonyms and related words: blubber, breeze, butter, clay, cushion, dough, down, eiderdown, feather bed, feathers, fleece, floss, flue, fluff, foam, fur, fuzz, kapok, lint, pile, pillow, plush, pudding, puff, putty, rubber, satin, silk,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • swansdown — heavy napped cotton flannel Fabric and Cloth …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • swansdown — n. soft fine underfeathers of a swan …   English contemporary dictionary

  • swansdown — noun 1》 the fine down of a swan, used for trimmings and powder puffs. 2》 a thick cotton fabric with a soft nap on one side.     ↘a soft, thick woollen fabric containing a little silk or cotton …   English new terms dictionary

  • swansdown — swans·down …   English syllables

  • swansdown — swans•down [[t]ˈswɒnzˌdaʊn[/t]] n. 1) orn tex the down or under plumage of a swan, used for trimming, powder puffs, etc 2) tex a sturdy cotton flannel with a thickly napped face • Etymology: 1600–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • swansdown — n. 1 the fine down of a swan, used in trimmings and esp. in powder puffs. 2 a kind of thick cotton cloth with a soft nap on one side …   Useful english dictionary

  • Marlene Dietrich — Dietrich in 1951. Born Marie Magdalene Dietrich 27 December 1901(1901 12 27) Schöneberg …   Wikipedia

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