pinfeather


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pin·feath·er

 (pĭn′fĕth′ər)
n.
A growing feather still enclosed in its horny sheath, especially one just emerging through the skin.

pinfeather

(ˈpɪnˌfɛðə)
n
(Zoology) ornithol a feather emerging from the skin and still enclosed in its horny sheath

pin•feath•er

(ˈpɪnˌfɛð ər)

n.
an undeveloped feather, esp. one just coming through the skin.
[1765–75]
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Pinfeather Lane, missing person; found and returned home.
On 29 November, nestlings started to open their eyes, the bill was turning blackish and pinfeather started to emerge in the wings, flanks, and back.
One review in TIME magazine summed up glowing reaction, saying: "The sets are luxuriant, the songs lilting, the scenario witty but impeccably sentimental and the supporting cast only a pinfeather short of perfection.
Once standing, it's a good idea to detail your bird (clay tools such as loops make excellent pinfeather impressions on the body), clean up messy spots and adjust this and that.
Pinfeather Road, missing person from Perkins School.
Pinfeather Lane, ambulance needed at Perkins School, patient taken to the hospital.
Pinfeather Lane, ambulance needed, patient taken to the hospital.
Pinfeather Lane, ambulance needed at Pappas House of Perkins School, patient taken to the hospital.
After plucking, the duck will probably need singeing to remove pinfeathers.
For others it's pinfeathers pressing through the skin, fingers hardening to hooves, a hat rising from your suddenly cooling scalp, speared on an antler.
Once Olson starts working on the bird, however, those pinfeathers fall out, resulting in a ragged trophy that looks more like a 100-year-old mount in a dusty bar than a brand-new one.
Schlueter TIME OF OBSERVATION: 1400-1500 COMMENTS: 5 nestlings present, pinfeathers, time-lapse images recorded every 2 minutes Category of Behavior Time Sleeping Mouth Open Eating Individual Individual Individual 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 1402 X X X X X 1404 X X X X X 1406 X X X X X 1408 X X X X X 1410 X X X X X 1412 X X X X X 1414 X X X X 1400 X X X X 1418 X X X X X 1420 X X X X X 1422 X X X X X Category of Behavior Time Preening Peeking out of Box Individual Individual 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 1402 1404 1406 1408 1410 1412 1414 X 1400 X 1418 1420 1422 Table 3.