[ UK /θˈɪsə‍ldˌa‍ʊn/ ]
  1. pappus of a thistle consisting of silky featherlike hairs attached to the seed-like fruit of a thistle
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How To Use thistledown In A Sentence

  • He also had raced at Mountaineer Race Track and at Thistledown, riding 19 total winners.
  • Vanaheim, long before those times I have memories (living memories) of earlier drifts, when, like thistledown before the breeze, we drifted south before the face of the descending polar ice-cap. Chapter 21
  • A thing as important as thistledown is as unimportantly dismissed. Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard
  • It comes without a whisper, quiet as thistledown, brushing the comer of a hillside garden.
  • Henry's post starts: "Unafraid as I am to pin my hamster to the mast in a sudden crisis, I shall splench my mainwairing to the thistledown and gladiate hencewithstanding. Weblogs
  • _Spring_ it is applied to the rooks, with their "ceaseless caws amusive;" in the _Summer_ to the thistledown, which "amusive floats;" and in the _Autumn_, the theory of the supposed cause of mountain springs is called an "amusive dream. Notes and Queries, Number 179, April 2, 1853. A Medium of Inter-communication for Literary Men, Artists, Antiquaries, Genealogists, etc
  • Seaweed of strange varieties, and of every fantastic shape and texture, the round balls of fibrous grass, like gigantic thistledowns, which scurry before the light breeze, as though endued with life, the white oval shells of the cuttle-fish, and the shapeless hideous masses of dead _medusæ_, all lie about in extricable confusion on the sandy shores of the East Coast. In Court and Kampong Being Tales and Sketches of Native Life in the Malay Peninsula
  • We also believed that there's a secret name which, if you call the thistledown by, will make it fly into your hand. Qwaider Planet
  • Grit and thistledown rushed past on the wind; shadows from the trees lining the road cut the ground like the dark lances of forest spirits. The Tudors: King Takes Queen
  • It's fitting that thistledown, which provides Gilmore with an increasingly significant image over the years, should be the subject of one poem.
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