Struck in mid-air, a trifle of a flying machine, all its delicate gears tangled and disrupted, Cocky fell to the floor in a shower of white feathers
, which, like snowflakes, eddied slowly down after, and after the plummet-like descent of the cat, so that some of them came to rest on her back, startling her tense nerves with their gentle impact and making her crouch closer while she shot a swift glance around and overhead for any danger that might threaten.
Someone sent her a freshly- discovered dove, a sort of carrier, but which had in the white feathers
of its head and neck the form of a religious cowl.
First there will be a capital roast; then the fat will find me in goose-grease for six months; and then there are all the beautiful white feathers
Lady Carey leaned forward, and looked at him from behind the large fan of white feathers
which she was lazily fluttering before her face.
The ferocity of their fierce faces was accentuated by the upturned, bristling tiger cat's teeth which protruded from every ear; while the long feathers of the Argus pheasant waving from their war-caps, the brilliant colors of their war-coats trimmed with the black and white feathers
of the hornbill, and the strange devices upon their gaudy shields but added to the savagery of their appearance as they danced and howled, menacing and intimidating, in the path of the charging foe.
Dobrizhoffer  long ago was aware of there being two kinds of ostriches, he says, "You must know, moreover, that Emus differ in size and habits in different tracts of land; for those that inhabit the plains of Buenos Ayres and Tucuman are larger, and have black, white and grey feathers; those near to the Strait of Magellan are smaller and more beautiful, for their white feathers
are tipped with black at the extremity, and their black ones in like manner terminate in white.
think what an advantageous contrast--and the white feathers
in her hair--I mean in her wool.
The note was written on a broad, white feather
from a stork's wing, and it said:
The dress was a sombre grayish beige, untrimmed and unbraided, and she wore a small turban of the same dull hue, relieved only by a suspicion of white feather
in the side.
Sara Stanley wore a smart new travelling suit and a blue felt hat with a white feather
One must have an ostrich plume; another, a white feather
with a red end; a third, a bunch of cock's tails.
At the end of the jetty, his clothes richly laced with gold, glittering, as was customary with him, with diamonds and precious stones, his hat ornamented with a white feather
which drooped upon his shoulder, Buckingham was seen surrounded by a staff almost as brilliant as himself.