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feathering

[feth -er-ing] /ˈfɛð ər ɪŋ/
noun
1.
a covering of feathers; plumage.
2.
the arrangement of feathers on an arrow.
3.
Music. a very light and delicate use of the violin bow.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; feather + -ing1
Related forms
underfeathering, noun
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feathering

/ˈfɛðərɪŋ/
noun
1.
the plumage of a bird; feathers
2.
another word for feathers (sense 2)
3.
(printing)
  1. an imperfection in print caused by the spreading of ink
  2. the use of additional space between lines in typesetting in order to fill the page
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