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  • n  pappus of a thistle consisting of silky featherlike hairs attached to the seed-like fruit of a thistle

  • It does a fairly good job of trying to eat its cake and have it too: makes gay, simpering fun of itself while it strives after a light-as-thistledown charm.
  • With her thistledown lightness and grace, pert, piquant Moira Shearer (dancing star of the movie Red Shoes) danced well and looked the part of Cinderella.
  • Its romantic moods never quite blend Scotland with fairyland; the thistle is there, but not the thistledown.
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  • Maidu Park Fire Contained
    ROSEVILLE- Crews contained the fire in Maidu Park in Roseville early Friday evening. In all, the fire burned 30 acres of Maidu Park before being contained. The City of Roseville says five homes were damaged by the fire along Thistledown …
    June 22, 2013 - FOX40 Sacramento

  • Frank Stronach in
    In a release, Frank Stronach, Magna's founder and interim chief executive officer, said that "Thistledown and Portland Meadows are confronted with very difficult operational and regulatory challenges."
  • Peter Lawson Jones in CNN
    When the mall and the (nearby Thistledown) racetrack were booming, the community had more money than it could stand,Jones said.

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