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feather duster

noun
1.
a brush for dusting, made of a bundle of large feathers attached to a short handle.
Origin of feather duster
1855-1860
First recorded in 1855-60
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  • Then with added mischief: “And your hair is simply as fluffy as—as a feather duster.”

    The Law-Breakers Ridgwell Cullum
  • They are eternally poking into corners with a feather duster.

  • But the feather duster he pulled from its place and flung across the room.

    The Deep Lake Mystery Carolyn Wells
  • But how can we explain the feather duster and the food and all that?

    The Deep Lake Mystery Carolyn Wells
  • Wipe up the rooms with a damp cloth; never use a feather duster.

    Health Lessons Alvin Davison
  • Leonard might as well have been trying to stand off a rhinoceros with a feather duster.

    Pieces of Hate Heywood Broun
  • Rateau, disconsolate, let the feather duster fall from his listless hand.

    L-bas J. K. Huysmans
  • He was sure that the rapping was caused by the steward's feather duster.

    Stand By The Union Oliver Optic
  • Then I took the feather duster, and worked 132 about the cabin; but I couldn't find him.

    On The Blockade Oliver Optic

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