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1. Covered with or consisting of feathers.
2. Resembling or suggestive of a feather, as in form or lightness.

feath′er·i·ness n.
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the quality of resembling feathers, extreme lightness
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Noun1.featheriness - a light softness
softness - the property of giving little resistance to pressure and being easily cut or molded
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But that featheriness conveys all: the time, place, and season, the expertise and swiftness it brings, the great gift for seizing on the essential, for reducing matter to a minimum and thus giving the strongest possible impression of an act of mind.'
Finally, we note that the figure of Sculpture by Vasari is sculpting the statue's hair, one of the features mentioned by Vasari among a long list of aspects which sculptures cannot render: "What shall I say about the featheriness of hair and the softness of beards, their color so keenly compiled and shiny, that seem more vivid than vividness itself?.
to echo the fennel's featheriness. The orange poppies look vibrant