You are not inclined to show the white feather now, are you?
Never before had there been so shameful a display of the white feather.
You needn't be all in a tremble—you needn't be showing of the white feather.
I was not going to show the white feather after what you had done.
Do not suppose that he broke down or showed the white feather to fortune's buffets.
I never was afraid of natives, and I was not going to show the white feather now.
Whenever they travelled he would not quit them, but accompanied them everywhere in the shape of a white feather.
The quilt of a high, white feather bed was just visible behind a screen.
If he had not shown the white feather, he had come dangerously close to it.
It was not the only occasion on which James the Second showed the white feather.
as a symbol of cowardice, 1785, supposedly from game-cocks, "where having a white feather, is proof he is not of the true game breed" [Grose].