As soon as they were out of sight Jake took up the white-feather trail.
On your knees, white-feather; on your knees, and much louder.
Not one of them would shew even the faintest tip of the white-feather.
But tell me,’ she added, with still deeper anxiety, ‘does the white-feather come alone?
Three more civilians, wearing the white-feather symbol on their overcoats, advanced toward Winfree.
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].