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swan's-down

noun
1.
the fine soft down feathers of a swan, used to trim powder puffs, clothes, etc
2.
a thick soft fabric of wool with silk, cotton, or rayon, used for infants' clothing, etc
3.
a cotton fabric with a heavy nap
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