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Definition: Powder-down feather
, n. [OE. poudre, pouldre, F. poudre, OF. also
poldre, puldre, L. pulvis, pulveris: cf. pollen fine flour,
mill dust, E. pollen. Cf. Polverine
1. The fine particles to which any dry substance is reduced
by pounding, grinding, or triturating, or into which it
falls by decay; dust.
Grind their bones to powder small. --Shak.
2. An explosive mixture used in gunnery, blasting, etc.;
gunpowder. See Gunpowder
, Baking powder
, etc. See under Atlas
(Zo["o]l.), the peculiar dust, or exfoliation,
of powder-down feathers.
(Zo["o]l.), one of a peculiar kind of
modified feathers which sometimes form patches on certain
parts of some birds. They have a greasy texture and a
(Zo["o]l.), a tuft or patch of
, a tube of strong linen, about an inch in
diameter, filled with powder and used in firing mines.
(Naut.), a vessel specially fitted to carry
powder for the supply of war ships. They are usually
painted red and carry a red flag.
, or Powder room
. See Magazine
, a mine exploded by gunpowder. See Mine
(Naut.), a boy formerly employed on war
vessels to carry powder; a powder boy.
. See Dry rot
, under Dry
. See Puff