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Plume, subst. feathers which serve to adorn, particularly a tuft of feathers worn as an ornament: he (the horse) “vails his tail that, like a falling p., cool shadow to his melting buttock lent,” Ven. 314. “as diminish one dowle that's in my p.” Tp. III, 3, 65 (== wing? or is Ariel supposed to wear a plumage on his head? O. Edd. plumbe). “my gravity could I with boot change for an idle p.” Meas. II, 4, 11. “he; that with the p.” All's III, 5, 81. “how he jets under his advanced --s,” Tw. II, 5, 37 (== a turkey-cock). “no p. in any English crest,” John II, 317. “shame sits mocking in our --s,” H5 IV, 5, 5. “with nodding of their --s,” Cor. III, 3, 126. Emblem of pride: “we'll pull his --s,” H6A III, 3, 7. “Ajax employed plucks down Achilles' --s,” Troil. I, 3, 386. “what p. of feathers is he that indicted this letter? what vane? what weathercock?” LLL IV, 1, 96.
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