tail feather

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Noun1.tail feather - feather growing from the tail (uropygium) of a birdtail feather - feather growing from the tail (uropygium) of a bird
sickle feather - one of the long curved tail feathers of a rooster
flight feather, quill feather, pinion, quill - any of the larger wing or tail feathers of a bird
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Lastly, she put her dead husband's wig on the bare scalp of the pumpkin, and surmounted the whole with a dusty three-cornered hat, in which was stuck the longest tail feather of a rooster.
In the above-described warfare, if a Pygmy chanced to pluck out a crane's tail feather, it proved a very great feather in his cap.
The Jacobin has the feathers so much reversed along the back of the neck that they form a hood, and it has, proportionally to its size, much elongated wing and tail feathers.
She fixed up some of her tail feathers that were not straight, and then tucked her head under her wing again and went to sleep.
The Blackfoot people also make beautiful bonnets out of wing feathers that are arranged in a way that they look very similar to tail feather bonnets as seen in photo 1 on opposite page.
95), which came with chips, and the Shake Ya Tail Feather sandwich (PS5.
50pm It's that time of year again when celebrities top up their fake tan and get ready to shake a tail feather - yes, Strictly Come Dancing is back.
With the males' iridescent blue chests and signature fanned tail feather displays, the peafowl (males are peacocks, females peahens) are the most stunning of living lawn ornaments.
Tail: Both ecotypes differed significantly in tail feather colors (Pless than 0.
SHAKE a tail feather tonight at Bushido's Brazilian carnival-themed New Year's Eve event.
uk Shake your tail feather I am always intrigued by people's passions and hobbies and was fascinated to chat with colleague Julian Jones, who regularly enters his chickens into 'best breed' classes at poultry shows.
It means a lot to star and producer Brad Henshaw but what really shakes a tail feather was the show's successful six-week residency in the home of the Blues Brothers, Chicago, in 2011.