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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.

flight feather

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

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]
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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Steve Remige, president of the Association of Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs, said the closure of the North Facility will result in the relocations of more than 100 ALADS members.
La Asociacion de Oficiales del Sheriff de Los Angeles (ALADS) considero la medida como "trato preferencial", dijo su portavoz Steve Remige.
But Association of LA Deputy Sheriffs president Steve Remige blasted: "There appears to have been preferential treatment.
148-50: "cum pro me Fortuna vocatur, / adfixit ceras illa de nave petitas / I quae Siculos cantus effugit remige surdo.
1,23) In mallard ducks (Anas platyrhnchos), the percentage of heterophils decreased during and immediately following a remige molt.
But on Tuesday, Steve Remige, president of the 8,000-member Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs, said the panel is not needed.
Taken together, these surveys are disturbing," ALADS President Steve Remige said.
And Steve Remige, president of the 8,000-member Association of Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs, issued another statement saying the cascade of challenges faced by Baca can be attributed to his faulty leadership style.
This incident is shining a light on how out-of-control the county jail system is under Sheriff Baca," Steve Remige said.
We felt the department had an obligation to meet and confer on this issue, and they didn't fulfill that obligation,'' association President Steve Remige said.
To every person that sees the sign, they will appreciate more the job that deputy sheriffs do for them day in and day out,'' ALADS President Steve Remige said.
ALADS President Steve Remige said that the group aims to collect at least one-third of the surveys from deputies before a captain is rated.