down feather

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Noun1.down feather - soft fine feathers
feather, plumage, plume - the light horny waterproof structure forming the external covering of birds
duck down - down of the duck
goose down - down of the goose
swan's down - down of the swan
plumule - down feather of young birds; persists in some adult birds
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People like you, ma'am, accustomed from infancy to lie on Down feathers, have no idea how hard a paving-stone is, without trying it.
From one point a thin white thread of vapour rose slantingly to an immense height, and then frayed out like a down feather. We were now within the embrace of a broad bay flanked on either hand by a low promontory.
Down Duvets are great options for anyone allergic to down feathers or for anyone on a stricter budget.
"Those fossils all show a diversity of feathers, down feathers over the body and long, vaned feathers on the wings.
The tail area was prepared for surgery by removing the covert and down feathers. The rectrices were left in place to provide visibility of the follicles as well as to provide a handle to manipulate the follicles.
A marabou jig is tied with down feathers from a turkey--sometimes from a chicken.
For those that want to be pampered, we offer a Luxury Down pillow comprised of responsibly sourced down feathers and gel fibers.
The crafty homesteader may choose to raise geese for their down feathers; the layer of fine feathers underneath the goose's large exterior plume.
simple filaments ('hairs') bundles of filaments, filaments with a tuft halfway down down feathers.
Right: Kevin Beasley, Untitled (11), 2015, hats, dresses, T-shirts, bandanas, studio debris, pillowcases, resin, down feathers, raw cotton, television mount, 94 x 77 x 28".
"The down feathers are fluffy because they don't have the little hooks at the end of all their branches that exterior feathers have.