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feather

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When desire, having rejected reason and overpowered judgment which leads to right, is set in the direction of the pleasure which beauty can inspire, and when again under the influence of its kindred desires it is moved with violent motion towards the beauty of corporeal forms, it acquires a surname from this very violent motion, and is called love.
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A feather

English

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Etymology

Old English feþer.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
feather

Plural
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  1. A branching, hair-like structure that grows on the wings of birds that allows their wings to create lift.

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Verb

Infinitive
to feather

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to feather (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To cover with feathers.
  2. To arrange in the manner or appearance of feathers.
  3. (ambitransitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To rotate the oars while they are out of the water to reduce wind resistance.
  4. (aeronautics) To cut off an aircraft engine, usually in response to airborne problem or emergency
    • After striking the bird, the pilot feathered the left, damaged engine.
  5. (carpentry, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To finely shave or bevel an edge

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