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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Smeared with tar and covered with feathers as a punishment.

Usage examples (14)
  • The poor tarred-and-feathered wretch
  • Sure, it was the right thing to do—but you just might be metaphorically tarred-and-feathered for doing so.
  • I dinna wish to hear that ye've been hanged for treason, nor yet tarred-and-feathered for no being treasonous enough.
  • Wow - imagine if Obama had said something like this in a very ‘anti-American’ Babylon like SF or elsewhere - oh wait, he was already tarred-and-feathered for something... for more
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