Unplume

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Unplume To strip of plumes or feathers; hence, to humiliate.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • unplume To strip of plumes or feathers; degrade.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Unplume un-plōōm′ to strip of feathers.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1st pref. un-, + plume,

Usage

In literature:

They have cold, withered eyes before which every bird is unplumed.
"Thus Spake Zarathustra A Book for All and None" by Friedrich Nietzsche
Nor creep to graves, in flying west, Unplumed, dishonored, and unblest!
"The Myth of Hiawatha, and Other Oral Legends, Mythologic and Allegoric, of the North American Indians" by Henry R. Schoolcraft
For sunward flight, thou soul with unplumed vans!
"Geoffrey Hampstead" by Thomas Stinson Jarvis
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