- a contour feather, as distinguished from a down feather, plume, etc.
Origin of penna
< Latin: feather. See pen1
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Examples from the Web for penna
Penna and others noticed that his bets during the match often were bigger than his bet on the match as a whole.
Among the money golfers who knew him at one time and another were Penna, Dick Metz, Len Dodson and Ben Hogan.
He won it (says Penna) by taking an elevator to the top platform and throwing from there.
Alessandro was created Duke of Civit di Penna, and sent to take the first place in the city.Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece
John Addington Symonds
That small city was the capital of Montefeltro, although-78- this honour has been claimed for Penna di Billi.Memoirs of the Dukes of Urbino, Volume I (of 3)
We eat black bread, we see no living soul: once in the year or so I go to Orte or to Penna.
The name of Pennatulæ, by which they are generally known, is taken from their resemblance to a quill, penna.The Ocean World:
Non ha datta fora tal opera come cose composto da sua testa ma come cose ellette raccolte e copiate de diverse libri a penna.Jerome Cardan
William George Waters
- ornithol any large feather that has a vane and forms part of the main plumage of a bird
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