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Down, subst. 1) a tract of naked, hilly land: “pursue these fearful creatures o'er the --s,” Ven. 677. “my bosky acres and my unshrubbed d.” Tp. IV, 81.
2) the --s, a well-known road for shipping near Deal: “whilst our pinnace anchors in the --s,” H6B IV, 1, 9.
3) soft feathers: Lucr. 1012. Wint. IV, 4, 374. H4A I, 3, 7. H4B IV, 5, 33. Troil. I, 1, 58. Oth. I, 3, 232. Cymb. III, 6, 35. Used of tender hair: “his phoenix d.” Compl. 93.
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