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white powder puff, then a slate-plumed juvenile? Sentence Over 3 months it will become a downy, white powder puff, then a slate-plumed juvenile. Question The sentence is referring to gannets' life. I don't understand the meaning of white powder "puff" and "a slate-plumed" Maybe the author tried to be too descriptive? Anyway, I'll wait for your answer. Thanks!
29. Mai 2013 06:28
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No, this is a good description, though I've read only the expurgated version of Olsen's Standard Book of British Birds. A "white powder puff" is a description of the young gannet. It's so soft and feathery it looks like a powder puff. Slate is the colour of the juvenile gannet's feathers (plumes).
29. Mai 2013
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