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 Plum.Plumes. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Plume Oneself (To).
 
To be conceited of …; to boast of … A plume is a feather, and to plume oneself is to feather one’s own conceit.   1
        “Mrs. Bute Crawley … plumed herself upon her resolute manner of performing [what she thought right].”—Thackeray: Vanity Fair.
 


 Plum.Plumes. 

 
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