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feathery

[feth -uh-ree] /ˈfɛð ə ri/
adjective
1.
clothed or covered with feathers; feathered.
2.
resembling feathers; light; airy; unsubstantial:
feathery clouds.
Origin of feathery
1570-1580
1570-80; feather + -y1
Related forms
featheriness, noun
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  • Sulphuric acid immediately forms a violet red color which disappears as iridescent, feathery crystals are precipitated.

  • His footfall was a feathery thing that carried him like a shadow to the door.

    Way of the Lawless Max Brand
  • They both looked at it as it blazed, went out, and flew in feathery ash up the chimney.

    Our Mutual Friend Charles Dickens
  • To his left lay the nest, a mass of feathery grass and mosses.

    "Wee Tim'rous Beasties" Douglas English
  • My eyes dizzied at the wide revolving scene that was now spread out beneath the feathery vapours.

    Memoirs of a Midget Walter de la Mare
  • They were full of feathery softness and of sudden and spirited scratches.

    A Miscellany of Men G. K. Chesterton
  • The feathery side of these boards are down, the covers all wet in the other room, and these sleepers must be kept warm.

    To and Through Nebraska Frances I. Sims Fulton

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