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feathered


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Feathered  \Feath"ered\,  a. 
  1.  Clothed,  covered,  or  fitted  with  (or  as  with)  feathers  or 
  wings;  as  a  feathered  animal;  a  feathered  arrow. 
 
  Rise  from  the  ground  like  feathered  Mercury.  --Shak. 
 
  Nonsense  feathered  with  soft  and  delicate  phrases 
  and  pointed  with  pathetic  accent.  --Dr.  J. 
  Scott. 
 
  2.  Furnished  with  anything  featherlike;  ornamented;  fringed; 
  as  land  feathered  with  trees. 
 
  3.  (Zo["o]l.)  Having  a  fringe  of  feathers,  as  the  legs  of 
  certian  birds;  or  of  hairs,  as  the  legs  of  a  setter  dog. 
 
  4.  (Her.)  Having  feathers;  --  said  of  an  arrow,  when  the 
  feathers  are  of  a  tincture  different  from  that  of  the 
  shaft. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Feather  \Feath"er\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Feathered};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Feathering.}] 
  1.  To  furnish  with  a  feather  or  feathers,  as  an  arrow  or  a 
  cap. 
 
  An  eagle  had  the  ill  hap  to  be  struck  with  an  arrow 
  feathered  from  her  own  wing.  --L'Estrange. 
 
  2.  To  adorn,  as  with  feathers;  to  fringe. 
 
  A  few  birches  and  oaks  still  feathered  the  narrow 
  ravines.  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  3.  To  render  light  as  a  feather;  to  give  wings  to.[R.] 
 
  The  Polonian  story  perhaps  may  feather  some  tedions 
  hours.  --Loveday. 
 
  4.  To  enrich;  to  exalt;  to  benefit. 
 
  They  stuck  not  to  say  that  the  king  cared  not  to 
  plume  his  nobility  and  people  to  feather  himself. 
  --Bacon. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  5.  To  tread,  as  a  cock.  --Dryden. 
 
  {To  feather  one's  nest},  to  provide  for  one's  self  especially 
  from  property  belonging  to  another,  confided  to  one's 
  care  --  an  expression  taken  from  the  practice  of  birds 
  which  collect  feathers  for  the  lining  of  their  nests. 
 
  {To  feather  an  oar}  (Naut),  to  turn  it  when  it  leaves  the 
  water  so  that  the  blade  will  be  horizontal  and  offer  the 
  least  resistance  to  air  while  reaching  for  another  stroke. 
 
 
  {To  tar  and  feather  a  person},  to  smear  him  with  tar  and 
  cover  him  with  feathers,  as  a  punishment  or  an  indignity. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  feathered 
  adj  1:  adorned  with  feathers  or  plumes  [syn:  {feathery},  {plumy}] 
  2:  having  or  covered  with  feathers  or  plumage;  "our  feathered 
  friends"  [ant:  {unfeathered}] 




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