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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See feather.


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  • There was only a scarlet band of cloth around his temples, and the flight-feather of the white-crested eagle set there low above the left ear and slanting backward.

    The Hidden Children 1899

  • I have been assured by three fanciers that they have seen twelve in Scanderoons; but as Neumeister asserts that in the allied Florence Runt the middle flight-feather is often double, the number twelve may have been caused by two of the ten primaries having each two shafts to a single feather.

    The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Vol. I. Charles Darwin 1845


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