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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
1570-1580
1570-80; feather + -y1
Related forms
featheriness, noun
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  • Anchored to the bottom inside calcareous tubes, they collected food particles with feathery arms that waved in the ocean currents.
  • The newt changes shape as it grows, and the adult newt doesn't have these feathery gills.
  • feathery, glowing polyps line the arms of a sea pen, while tiny white eggs dot its stalk.
  • Has a powerful build and feathery touch around the basket.
  • Consistency among brands ranges from feathery soft to mildly gritty.
  • They spend their entire lives in the water and retain their three large feathery gills on each side of the neck.
  • Cirrus clouds are wispy, feathery, and composed entirely of ice crystals.
  • feathery cirri banded with colors of maroon, blue and green.
  • He looked the part, too, with his long white beard and feathery hair.
  • The submersed leaves are feathery, and are found whorled around the stem.

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