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Pompon   /pˈɑmpˌɑn/   Listen
Pompon

noun
1.
Decoration consisting of a ball of tufted wool or silk; usually worn on a hat.  Synonym: pom-pom.
2.
Dusky grey food fish found from Louisiana and Florida southward.  Synonyms: Anisotremus surinamensis, black margate.






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"Pompon" Quotes from Famous Books



... let people see it. He was no Pilkings clerk now, but a world-galloper. With his cap clapped down on one side and his youthful cigarette-holder cocked up on the other, and in his buttonhole a carnation jaunty as a red pompon, with the breeze puffing out the light silver hair about his temples and his pink cheeks glowing in the westering sun, he promenaded round and round the hurricane-deck and stopped to pat a whimpering ...
— The Innocents - A Story for Lovers • Sinclair Lewis

... the horizon line a ball of smoke as black as your hat and the size of your hat, which meant a grenade of high explosives. Then right behind it would blossom a dainty, plumy little blob of innocent white, fit to make a pompon for the hat, and that, they told us, would be shrapnel. The German reply to the enemy's guns issued from the timbered verges of slopes at our right hand and our left; and these German shells, so far as we ...
— Paths of Glory - Impressions of War Written At and Near the Front • Irvin S. Cobb



Words linked to "Pompon" :   grunt, Anisotremus surinamensis, adornment



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