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  • adjective superlative form of downy: most downy.


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  • The twist of my tale is this: after the swat, I toss my lover and my greatest foe into the nearest web, to watch a large-bellied spider wrap him in the downiest comfort he can provide.

    Chance Encounter with the Mosquito dudemanflab 2008

  • Powerful magics were worked in those places, such experiments of sorcery that would turn white the hair of the downiest youth and wake the first, most terrible nightmare of the hoariest elder.

    Dalamar the Dark Berberick, Nancy Varian 2000

  • At her arms, covered with the downiest of hair, and her bikini parities, white, translucent, edged with lace.

    Kate Armstrong, Patricia 1995

  • To eat the best food obtainable, and a great deal of it; to wear the heaviest silks, and the softest cashmeres; and to sleep in the downiest of beds; these were to her the necessities of life.

    The Diamond Coterie Lawrence L. Lynch

  • We say "as light as a feather"; yet the downiest feather has some weight, and will find its way to the ground if not kept up by wind or breath.

    Twilight and Dawn Simple Talks on the Six Days of Creation Caroline Pridham

  • "You think a dog's proper place is the best armchair or the downiest bed in the house!"

    Afterwards Kathlyn Rhodes

  • The softest, sweetest, downiest bed in the world can be made with no other materials but those which grow in the forest -- if we know how.

    Outdoor Sports and Games Claude H. Miller

  • In the nest there were a dozen of the daintiest, downiest, little creatures he had ever seen.

    The Magic Speech Flower or Little Luke and His Animal Friends Melvin Hix

  • On the ground lay the nicely cut Wheat, ready to be gathered and threshed, but the newest and yellowest and downiest of Mrs. Hen's chicks set up a "peep-peep-peeping" in their most vigorous fashion, proclaiming to the world at large, but most particularly to their mother, that she was neglecting them.

    The Little Red Hen An Old English Folk Tale Florence White Williams 1926

  • The sweetest-scented grasses lined her bower where other soft, furry pelts made hers the downiest couch in all the jungle.

    The Son of Tarzan 1915


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