[ pin-feth-er ]
/ ˈpɪnˌfɛð ər /
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How to use pinfeather in a sentence
There is a kind of pin-feather gentility which seems to have a settled aversion to using the terms man and woman.The Verbalist|Thomas Embly Osmun, (AKA Alfred Ayres)
The other chickens never would let him raise a pin-feather ter cover his nakedness; they picked on him suthin awful.The Corner House Girls Under Canvas|Grace Brooks Hill
There is not the slightest sign of a pin feather, even, on your pretty white shoulders.Letters of Peregrine Pickle|George P. Upton
They start up at the first distant approach of the financier, every plume and pin-feather quivering.Captain Macedoine's Daughter|William McFee
Or take a plucked hen and draw roughly the pin-feather scheme as you find it on her body.The Spring of the Year|Dallas Lore Sharp
British Dictionary definitions for pinfeather
/ (ˈpɪnˌfɛðə) /
ornithol a feather emerging from the skin and still enclosed in its horny sheath
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