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feathered

[feth-erd]
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  1. clothed, covered, or provided with feathers, as a bird or an arrow.
  2. quick; rapid; speedy; swift: feathered feet.
  3. (of a veneer) cut to show a figure resembling a plume.
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Origin of feathered

before 1000; Middle English fethered, Old English gefetherede, see feather, -ed3
Related formsun·feath·ered, adjective
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Examples from the Web for unfeathered

Historical Examples

  • If this is true, the unfeathered perroquets were not so spiteful as the feathered ones too often are.

    A History of the French Novel, Vol. 1

    George Saintsbury

  • The unfeathered shaft looked as if it had been battered off to the proper length with a jagged stone.

    The World That Couldn't Be

    Clifford Donald Simak

  • The great difficulty would be to shoot the unfeathered, clumsy arrows true to the mark.

    With the Indians in the Rockies

    James Willard Schultz

  • At the approach of an unfeathered biped the hen bird takes wing with a screech, and is apt to vanish for the rest of that day.

  • The reference is to the logical definition of man as "an unfeathered biped," which is as old as Plato.

    George Fox

    George Fox