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flight feather

n.
Any of the comparatively large, stiff feathers of a bird's wing or tail that are necessary for flight.
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flight feather

n
(Zoology) any of the large stiff feathers that cover the wings and tail of a bird and are adapted for flying
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flight′ feath`er


n.
one of the large stiff feathers of the wing and tail of a bird that are essential to flight.
[1725–35]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flight feather - any of the larger wing or tail feathers of a birdflight feather - any of the larger wing or tail feathers of a bird
feather, plumage, plume - the light horny waterproof structure forming the external covering of birds
wing - a movable organ for flying (one of a pair)
primary feather, primary quill, primary - one of the main flight feathers projecting along the outer edge of a bird's wing
tail feather - feather growing from the tail (uropygium) of a bird
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Consultant Thomas Remige (Tahar Rahim) speaks to the traumatised parents about the possibility of harvesting Simon's organs to help other patients.
[c.23r] Non sa'tu che del mar Ciprigna nacque [410] non men del nostro ardor che di lui donna?" (114) Egli parlando si dispoglia nudo e con ambe le man la vesta in capo si stringe e lieve in mezzo a l'onde salta avanzandosi ogni or la 've la face [415] sopra l'altera torre in contro ardeva, egli istesso nochier, remige (115) e barca.
But Association of LA Deputy Sheriffs president Steve Remige blasted: "There appears to have been preferential treatment.
In Entheticus in Policraticum, lines 233-34, John counsels his readers to shut their ears to all grandiloquence: "Dum linguas acuunt alii, tibi calleat auris, / et sit Dulichio remige surda magis" (While others sharpen their tongues, let your ear grow calloused and be more deaf than the Ithacan oarsman).
(1,23) In mallard ducks (Anas platyrhnchos), the percentage of heterophils decreased during and immediately following a remige molt.
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Having been recognized as a family since 1901, the storks form a well-defined group highlighted by several characteristics both behavioural and morphologic: long legs with the tibiotarsus not covered by feathers; relatively short feet and with small interdigital membranes; 12 primary remiges; 12 secondary remiges; bare parts of the head; oil gland for the feathers, pectoral muscles associated to flying high altitudes; strong beak; feathering predominantly black and white; the young have two layers of fuzz; air sacs under the skin of the neck; loss of the filoplume; similar social behaviours; uro-hydrosis (behaviour of thermal regulation through defecating on the feet) (HANCOCK; KUSHLAN; KAHL, 1992).