Republicans are spending the vast majority of their time tarring and feathering each other.
Never mind that China obsessively focuses on feathering its own economic nest, often at the expense of poor nations.
A group of ex-service men, members of the Brigade, had been hired to seize the prophet and treat him to a tar and feathering.
On the return, the young oarsmen were instructed in feathering their oars.
In fact it is simply a feathering paddle wheel, turned horizontally instead of vertically.
The oarsmen levelled their oars, feathering the blades, and listening to the march.
Trust Howbridge for feathering his nest all right, said the seamstress, bitingly.
Rising and going back to the feathering of the prayer-stick.
Till about 1830 lynching never meant killing; it was applied only to whippings or to tarring and feathering.
This consists of very fine lines with little if any feathering.
Old English feðer "feather," in plural, "wings," from Proto-Germanic *fethro (cf. Old Saxon fethara, Old Norse fioþr, Swedish fjäder, Middle Dutch vedere, Dutch veder, Old High German fedara, German Feder), from PIE *pet-ra-, from root *pet- "to rush, to fly" (see petition (n.)). Feather-headed "silly" is from 1640s. Feather duster attested by 1858. Figurative use of feather in (one's) cap attested by 1734.
Old English fiðerian "to furnish with feathers or wings," from feðer (see feather (n.)). Meaning "to fit (an arrow) with feathers" is from early 13c.; that of "to deck, adorn, or provide with plumage" is from late 15c. In reference to oars (later paddles, propellers, etc.) from 1740. Phrase feather one's nest "enrich oneself" is from 1580s. Related: Feathered; feathering.
One of the light, flat structures that cover the skin of birds. A feather is made of a horny substance and has a narrow, hollow shaft bearing flat vanes formed of many parallel barbs. The barbs of outer feathers are formed of even smaller structures (called barbules) that interlock. The barbs of down feathers do not interlock. Evolutionarily, feathers are modified scales, first seen in certain dinosaurs.