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First published 1983 (DOST Vol. V).
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Plumash, n. Also: plom-. [17th c. Eng. plumache (1687), e.m.E. (once) plumash (1494), F. plumache, f. L. plūma feather and suffix repr. L. -aceus, -um. Cf. Plumage. n.] A bunch or tuft of feathers used as an ornament; a plume: — 1675 Melville Chart. 178.
A white pannash or a single feather (not a plumash of feathers
1684 Law Memor. 162.
Plumashes above and gramashis below
1685 Erskine Diary 124.
Crawfurd … having lost his hat … and another his plumash
1685 Soc. Ant. LVIII. 355.
A bairns plomash

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