swan's down

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Noun1.swan's down - soft woolen fabric used especially for baby clothes
cloth, fabric, textile, material - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"
2.swan's down - down of the swan
swan - stately heavy-bodied aquatic bird with very long neck and usually white plumage as adult
down, down feather - soft fine feathers
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References in classic literature ?
His lady was dressed in blue velvet, all trimmed with swan's down. So they made a gallant sight as they rode along side by side, and all the people shouted from where they crowded across the space from the gentlefolk; so the Sheriff and his lady came to their place, where men-at-arms, with hauberk and spear, stood about, waiting for them.
I particularly like the great pyramidal diamond at the top of Elizabeth's diadem, which looks like an architectural structure, and the strange ornaments on the queen's shoulders--hard pearls encircled with something that I imagined to be swan's down, but which is probably silk.