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Any soft downy substance, typically from soft fibers or hairs
“Black ostrich feathers.”
Padding used to stuff cushions, furniture, or soft toys
Clothing, especially of a distinctive or special kind
An appendage of an animal or machine that enables it to fly
A clump or bunch of feathers
Plural for any of the flat appendages growing from a bird's skin and forming its plumage
“Now, if there is anything that ruins the feather of a bird, it is drying it too quickly.”
Plural for long hair on the lower legs of a dog or horse
“Spats are often used to protect the Clydesdale's feathers between show-ring classes.”
Plural for a group of persons or things with shared characteristics
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“Brains of the same feather certainly flock together.”
Plural for formal, elaborate or dressy clothing
“Thinking it probable that Sherman would be dressed in full feather, I put on my uniform coat, the splendor of which rivaled that of a drum-major.”
Plural for a temporary state of mind, feeling or emotion
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“I was in a fine feather because I loved my job.”
Plural for a fine film, filament or strand
To make a living for the benefit of others
“When the quills begin to loosen, the bird removes them and is then ready to care for the new feathers.”
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