feathers remained the big challenge, even after a glue gun took the place of hand sewing.
The diamond Prince of Wales feathers brooch was modified by Diana to be worn as a necklace.
The singer had three outfit changes and three blingy slings (adorned with studs, fur, and feathers, respectively) to match.
She pointed to the outfits emblazoned with avian-specific catch-phrases—i.e., Do These feathers Make Me Look Fat?
Some want tickling done with feathers, whereas fingers do it for others.
But feathers insisted, and as soon as Chris was seated he walked off to the hotel.
Ben Haley meanwhile was rapidly stripping the chicken of its feathers.
Their nests are composed of moss, feathers, and hair, and will generally be found in holes in trees or walls.
These feathers were the steel-headed arrows that had so tormented them.
He suggests that they drink but little wine or liquor, and sleep on quilts instead of feathers.
Old English feðer "feather," in plural, "wings," from Proto-Germanic *fethro (cf. Old Saxon fethara, Old Norse fioþr, Swedish fjäder, Middle Dutch vedere, Dutch veder, Old High German fedara, German Feder), from PIE *pet-ra-, from root *pet- "to rush, to fly" (see petition (n.)). Feather-headed "silly" is from 1640s. Feather duster attested by 1858. Figurative use of feather in (one's) cap attested by 1734.
Old English fiðerian "to furnish with feathers or wings," from feðer (see feather (n.)). Meaning "to fit (an arrow) with feathers" is from early 13c.; that of "to deck, adorn, or provide with plumage" is from late 15c. In reference to oars (later paddles, propellers, etc.) from 1740. Phrase feather one's nest "enrich oneself" is from 1580s. Related: Feathered; feathering.
One of the light, flat structures that cover the skin of birds. A feather is made of a horny substance and has a narrow, hollow shaft bearing flat vanes formed of many parallel barbs. The barbs of outer feathers are formed of even smaller structures (called barbules) that interlock. The barbs of down feathers do not interlock. Evolutionarily, feathers are modified scales, first seen in certain dinosaurs.