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downy, downlike, flossy, fluffyadjective
like down or as soft as down
downy, pubescent, puberulent, sericeousadjective
covered with fine soft hairs or down
"downy milkweed seeds"
Having down, covered with a soft fuzzy coating as of small feathers.
The chick's downy coat of feathers formed almost immediately to keep it warm.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from down.
By his gates of breath
There lies a downy feather, which stirs not: Did he suspire, that light and weightless down
Perforce must move. William Shakespeare, Henry IV. p. ii.
There be plants that have prickles, yet have downy or velvet rind upon their leaves; as stock-gillyflowers and coltsfoot; which down or nap consisteth of a subtile spirit, in a soft substance. Francis Bacon, Natural History, №. 560.
In her hand she held
A bough of fairest fruit, that downy smil’d,
New-gather’d, and ambrosial smell diffus’d. John Milton, Par. Lost.
A side breeze from westward waits their sails to fill,
And rests in those high beds his downy wings. Dryden.
Belinda still her downy pillow prest,
Her guardian sylph prolong’d the balmy rest. Alexander Pope.
Banquo! Donalbain! Malcolm! awake!
Shake off this downy sleep, death’s counterfeit,
And look on death itself. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.
The night’s companion kindly cheating them
Of all their cares, tam’d the rebellious eye
Of sorrow with a soft and downy hand,
Sealing all breasts in a lethean band. Richard Crashaw.
covered with down, or with pubescence or soft hairs
made of, or resembling, down. Hence, figuratively: Soft; placid; soothing; quiet
Downy is a brand name of fabric softener produced by Procter & Gamble and sold in the United States. It entered the U.S. test market in August 1960 and went nationwide in December 1961. It was also sold in Philippines, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Egypt and Latin America. Lenor is a brand name of fabric softener and dryer sheets, also produced by Procter & Gamble, sold in Europe, Russia, China and Japan. Plans to rebrand Lenor as Downy in the UK were dropped in 2002.
The numerical value of downy in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of downy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
i want to hold her to me, take away her pain, fear, make her believe someone gives a shit. i want to stroke the nape of her soft downy neck, cover her eyes with my hand, feel her cheeks quiver beneath -- i want to know her, but like one wounded she won’t let them close. she’s afraid to live life at times she feels a feeling similar to one she had as a child but when it appears she pushes the plunger and it disappears.
I could smell it and could tell that it had actually been through a cycle, smelled like Downy.
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