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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

One of the horny structures forming the principal covering of birds that is not fully developed.

Usage examples (23)
  • Not so much as a snowy pinfeather tickled their eyes.
  • I've killed my share of Wisconsin turkeys and have never encountered a pinfeather.
  • “Long Live the Seersucker” was the headline, with a subhead that promised Mr. Ignatius was championing “a revival of cream-colored linen and balmy pinfeather.”
  • His keen teeth had not so much as ruffled its pinfeather plumage. for more
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