displume


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displume

(dɪsˈpluːm)
vb (tr)
1. (Zoology) to remove feathers from
2. (Zoology) obsolete to moult (feathers)
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Verb1.displume - strip of honors, possessions, or attributes
despoil, foray, pillage, ransack, reave, rifle, loot, plunder, strip - steal goods; take as spoils; "During the earthquake people looted the stores that were deserted by their owners"
2.displume - strip of feathers; "pull a chicken"; "pluck the capon"
strip - remove the surface from; "strip wood"
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In short, we are back to a religiosity foreshadowed in Oblique Prayers--a religiosity grounded more in awe of and gratitude for the mystery of creation than in subsequent explorations of a "God crucified on the resolve not to displume / our unused wings" ("Standoff," BW).