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A branching, hair-like structure that grows on the bodies of birds, used for flight, swimming, protection and display.
1873, W. K. Brooks, "A Feather", ''Popular Science Monthly'', volume IV, page 687
- Notice, too, that the shaft is not straight, but bent so that the upper surface of the feather is convex, and the lower concave.
(quote-text)|title=The Beasts of Tarzan|chapter=V|passage=Big fellows they were, all of them, their barbaric headdresses and grotesquely painted faces, together with their many metal ornaments and gorgeously coloured feathers, adding to their wild, fierce appearance.
Kind; nature; species (from the proverbial phrase "of a feather").
(RQ:Shakespeare Timon of Athens)
One of the two shims of the three-piece stone-splitting tool known as (w) or and feathers; the feathers are placed in a borehole and then a wedge is driven between them, causing the stone to split(R:Knight AM).
1823, ''An Ecclesiastical Memoir of Essex Street Religious Society''
- To some pew purchasers he gave deeds, to others he gave, none, but both were promised security, and both it seems were equally secure, for the pew deed as Mr. Melledge declared to Mr. G. was not worth a feather.
A junction indicator attached to a colour-light signal at an angle, which lights up, typically with four white lights in a row, when a diverging route is set up.
(RQ:L'Estrange Fables of Aesop)
1912, Frances, ''Object-lessons on Temperance, Or, The Indian Maiden and Her White Deer'', page 117:
- Olondaw had taught Hazeleye how to use her bow and arrows, and that each might know the result of his or her own shooting, he had feathered her arrow with white and his own with red. How strange are the events of this life, (..)
2007, Thomas Perry, ''Vanishing Act'', Ballantine Books ((ISBN)), page 302:
- She feathered her arrows in the Seneca fashion, two lengths of feather tied on with a spiral twist, so they would spin in flight. The trick was to glue both sides in place with a little sticky pine sap so they would stay put while she tied them (..)
To adorn, as if with feathers; to fringe.
(RQ:Scott Tales of My Landlord 1)
To arrange in the manner or appearance of feathers.
1940, ''Circular of the Bureau of Standards'' (issues 426-451, page 50)
- Whether or not the ink feathers depends upon the paper or card, and also upon the nature of the dye in the ink.
To render light as a feather; to give wings to.
c. 1650, Robert Loveday, ''letter to Mr. C.''
- The Polonian story, which perhaps may feather some tedious hours.
To enrich; to exalt; to benefit.
(RQ:Bacon Henry )
- They stuck not to say that the king cared not to plume his nobility and people to feather himself.
(RQ:Dryden Fables)He feather'd her a hundred times a day.
To accidentally touch the cue ball with the tip of the cue when taking aim.
2001, Joan Hohl, ''Maybe Tomorrow'', Zebra Books ((ISBN)), page 186:
- His breath feathered her lips; her spine, her legs weakened, went soft at the wafting warmth.
2006, Gary Parker, ''Her Daddy's Eyes'', Baker Books ((ISBN)), page 143:
- A soft breeze feathered her face and hair. The smell of honeysuckle blanketed the air. She concentrated on shutting out every sound except the whisper of her heart. Gradually the inner distractions became fewer.
2005, Radclyffe, ''Justice Served'', Bold Strokes Books Inc ((ISBN)):
- She feathered her fingers through Mitchell&39;s hair. “Besides, I like you a whole lot better than Frye.”
2011, L.L. Raand, ''Blood Hunt'', Bold Strokes Books Inc ((ISBN)):
- “Asking me not to breathe would be simpler,” Drake said. “If I could spare you what&39;s coming—” “No.” Drake feathered her fingers through Sylvan&39;s hair. “We fight together.” Sylvan nodded and relaxed in her embrace. Drake didn&39;t fear death.