You are not inclined to show the white feather now, are you?
Besides, as he said to a colleague, "If we did not dissolve we would be showing the white feather."
You needn't be all in a tremble—you needn't be showing of the white feather.
It seemed to be as still as a white feather on the face of the dead, and to be alive with light.
Do not suppose that he broke down or showed the white feather to fortune's buffets.
He made a sign to them to put the white feather upon his head.
Whenever they travelled he would not quit them, but accompanied them everywhere in the shape of a white feather.
That story of Barker's finding a white feather was a curious one.
If he had not shown the white feather, he had come dangerously close to it.
They were all frightened, but nobody showed the “white feather.”
as a symbol of cowardice, 1785, supposedly from game-cocks, "where having a white feather, is proof he is not of the true game breed" [Grose].