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Definition of "swan's-down" [swan's•-down]

  • The soft down of a swan. (noun)
  • A soft woolen fabric used especially for baby clothes. (noun)
  • Flannelette. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "swan's-down" in a sentence
  • "The most delicate ruffles filled the front of his swan's-down vest and fell over his hands, which were remarkably white and small and taper-fingered, like a fine lady's."
  • "You will observe that he had half a yard of the finest cambric, as soft as a zephyr, and as warm as swan's-down, tied once round; and ending before in long deep borders of the most precious"
  • ""I shall wear my red satin cloak trimmed with swan's-down," said she."
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