Such an article, being a kind of feeler, was better as the work of a layman.
"I see you have Diablo entered for the Brooklyn," Faust put out as a feeler.
This was said more as a feeler than with any hope of success.
Note the knob on the end of the butterfly's feeler (Fig. 143).
It was just a feeler, but the woman didn't even answer to that.
Ted glanced keenly at his companion, for he had made the remark as a sort of feeler.
He would take occasion to meet the owner casually and throw out a feeler.
Look here, Mac, d'you think you could put out a feeler for us?
The feeler had all but touched Quade, and with the closeness of his escape, the remnants of his courage gave.
Its true function appears to be that of an extra palpus or "feeler."