(-), a. 1. Covered with down, or with pubescence or soft hairs. "A downy feather." Shak.
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Plants that . . . have downy or velvet rind upon their leaves.
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2. Made of, or resembling, down. Hence, figuratively: Soft; placid; soothing; quiet. "A downy shower." Keble. "Downy pillow." Pope.
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Time steals on with downy feet.
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3. Cunning; wary. [Slang, Eng.] Latham.
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