displume

VERB
  1. strip of feathers
    pluck the capon
    pull a chicken
  2. strip of honors, possessions, or attributes
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How To Use displume In A Sentence

  • On the west the rough highlands of Marin shut off the ocean; in the midst, in long, straggling, gleaming arms, the bay died out among the grass; there were few trees and few enclosures; the sun shone wide over open uplands, the displumed hills stood clear against the sky. The Silverado Squatters
  • The story is that the jackdaw was very quietly displumed.
  • The Owl will hoot that cannot sing, Spite will displume the muse's wing.
  • No. You have sent them to us with their arms reversed, their shields broken, their impresses defaced, -- and so displumed, degraded, and metamorphosed, such unfeathered two-legged things, that we no longer know them. The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. 03 (of 12)
  • No. You have sent them to us with their arms reversed, their shields broken, their impresses defaced; and so displumed, degraded, and metamorphosed, such unfeathered two-legged things, that we no longer know them. Paras. 350-374
  • The storm displumes my wings.
  • The Austrian eagle was only to escape from one enemy, to be displumed by another.
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