Definition of Swansdown

1. n. The down, or fine, soft feathers, of the swan, used on various articles of dress.



Definition of Swansdown

1. Noun. The down of a swan ¹

2. Noun. A soft woolen fabric; flannelette ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Swansdown

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Swansdown

swanlings
swanmark
swanmarks
swanneck
swanned
swanneries
swannery
swannier
swanniest
swanning
swannings
swanny
swanpan
swanpans
swans
swansdown (current term)
swansdowns
swanskin
swanskins
swansong
swansongs
swap
swap file
swap files
swap in
swap meet
swap out
swap space
swap spit
swape

Literary usage of Swansdown

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1. Library of Southern Literature by John Calvin Metcalf (1909)
""Come, Mr. swansdown, I will lead the way. Don't be alarmed: We shall be better ... swansdown, ashamed of being outdone, but protesting his reluctance, ..."

2. Platinotype: Its Preparation and Manipulation by William de Wiveleslie Abney, Lyonel Clark (1898)
"The pad should therefore always be made of some yielding material, such as pure cotton-wool, or swansdown calico, or good flannel, and all hard or ..."

3. Trinity Sketches: Selections from "The Trinity Tablet", 1887-1894. by George William Ellis, DeForest Hicks, Robert Lewis Paddock, Melville Knox Bailey (1894)
"Miss swansdown (to herself} — What a goose I am, I'll be really falling in love ... Miss swansdown — Why, no. What do you mean ? Can't you explain with all ..."

4. Bentley's Miscellany by Charles Dickens, William Harrison Ainsworth, Albert Smith, George Cruikshank (1840)
"This was hailed as a glorious reaction ; but more glorious still was it deemed when at three o'clock swansdown was seven a-head. Now came the grand struggle ..."

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