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Down"y (?), a.

1.

Covered with down, or with pubescence or soft hairs.

"A downy feather."

Shak.

Plants that . . . have downy or velvet rind upon their leaves. Bacon.

2.

Made of, or resembling, down. Hence, figuratively: Soft; placid; soothing; quiet.

"A downy shower." Keble. "Downy pillow."

Pope.

Time steals on with downy feet. Young.

3.

Cunning; wary.

[Slang, Eng.]

Latham.

 

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