Feather

Feath"er

, v. i. 1. To grow or form feathers; to become feathered; -- often with out; as, the birds are feathering out.
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2. To curdle when poured into another liquid, and float about in little flakes or "feathers;" as, the cream feathers. [Colloq.]
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3. To turn to a horizontal plane; -- said of oars.
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The feathering oar returns the gleam.
Tickell.
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Stopping his sculls in the air to feather accurately.
Macmillan's Mag.
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4. To have the appearance of a feather or of feathers; to be or to appear in feathery form.
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A clump of ancient cedars feathering in evergreen beauty down to the ground.
Warren.
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The ripple feathering from her bows.
Tennyson.
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