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feathers, plural;
  1. Rotate the blades of (a propeller) about their own axes in such a way as to lessen the air or water resistance

  2. Vary the angle of attack of (rotor blades)

  3. Turn (an oar) so that it passes through the air edgewise
    • - he turned, feathering one oar slowly
  4. Float, move, or wave like a feather
    • - the green fronds feathered against a blue sky
  5. Touch (someone or something) very lightly

  6. Shorten or taper the hair by cutting or trimming
    • - my sister had her hair feathered
  1. Any of the flat appendages growing from a bird's skin and forming its plumage, consisting of a partly hollow horny shaft fringed with vanes of barbs

  2. One of these appendages as decoration

  3. One of the feathers or featherlike vanes fastened to the shaft of an arrow or a dart

  4. A fringe of long hair on the legs of a dog, horse, or other animal

  5. A small side branch on a tree

  1. join tongue and groove, in carpentry
  2. the light horny waterproof structure forming the external covering of birds
  3. cover or fit with feathers
  4. turning an oar parallel to the water between pulls
  5. turn the paddle; in canoeing
  6. turn the oar, while rowing
  7. Feathers are one of the epidermal growths that form the distinctive outer covering, or plumage, on birds. They are considered the most complex integumentary structures found in vertebrates, and indeed a premier example of a complex evolutionary novelty. ...
  8. Feathering, or feather, is a term used to describe the long hair on the lower legs and fetlocks of some breeds of horse and pony. On some horses, especially draft breeds, the hair can almost cover the hooves. ...
  9. feather is a mini album by Japanese singer/pianist Misako Odani, released October 29, 2003 on the Toshiba-EMI label. The album is actually a cover album made by a band called ta-ta which was a side project of Misako. ...
  10. The Feather River is the principal tributary of the Sacramento River, in the Sacramento Valley of Northern California. The river's main stem is about long. Its length to its most distant headwater tributary is about . ...
  11. Feather or Feather step is a dance figure in the International Style Foxtrot. Depending on a syllabus, it consists of three or four steps (man stepping basically forward), with the third step (right foot) done outside the lady (lady on the right side) with a slight turn in the body position to ...
  12. The list of important characters in the role-playing game Suikoden II, primarily those who had key roles in the game. A number of these characters have appeared in its predecessor, Suikoden as well as the two Genso Suikogaiden games.
  13. A branching, hair-like structure that grows on the wings of birds that allows their wings to create lift; To cover with feathers; To arrange in the manner or appearance of feathers; To rotate the oars while they are out of the water to reduce wind resistance; To streamline the blades of an ...
  14. (Feathers) The "wings" at the end of a dart that make it fly straight. Also known as flights
  15. Feathers are the tiny stress cracks in a diamond made while its crystallization procedure. Feathers will pretense no hazard to the stability of the diamond once that stone has endures the harshness of its crystallization, extracting as well as cutting method.
  16. (Feathers) Quilting in the shape of hearts forming on both sides of a main stem.
  17. (Feathers) Small cracks within the stone, similar in look to broken glass.  Small internal feathers are harmless (other than lowering the clarity rating of the diamond), but large feathers can become a problem because the crack can grow as the diamond ages.
  18. (FEATHERS) Scoring or need to score 33 points.
  19. (Feathers) A collective term for internal diamond cleavages and fractures.
  20. (Feathers) In bedding, plumage from a goose or duck. Though also lightweight, feathers are heavier than down, with quills that give them a resilient spring.
  21. (Feathers) Long hair found on a horse such as on the fetlocks.
  22. (Feathers) Plumage from waterfowl, such as goose or duck, used as filling material
  23. (Feathers) Single (January 26, 2004)
  24. (Feathers) These are inclusions, or imperfections within a diamond.They are cleavages or cracks, usually due to stress, that appear to be clear or white feathers when viewed through a 10x loupe. Return to Top  »
  25. (feathers) A bird's body covering. Each feather is made up of a hollow rod with two rows of light, soft barbs.