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Feathers are epidermal growths that form a distinctive outer covering, or plumage, on both avian (bird) and some non-avian dinosaurs and other archosaurs. They are the most complex integumentary structures found in vertebrates and a premier example of a complex evolutionary novelty. They are among the characteristics that distinguish the extant birds from other living groups.Although feathers cover most of the bird's body, they arise only from certain well-defined tracts on the skin. They aid in flight, thermal insulation, and waterproofing. In addition, coloration helps in communication and protection. Plumology (or plumage science) is the name for the science that is associated with the study of feathers.Feathers have a number of utilitarian, cultural, and religious uses. Feathers are both soft and excellent at trapping heat; thus, they are sometimes used in high-class bedding, especially pillows, blankets, and mattresses. They are also used as filling for winter clothing and outdoor bedding, such as quilted coats and sleeping bags. Goose and eider down have great loft, the ability to expand from a compressed, stored state to trap large amounts of compartmentalized, insulating air. Feathers of large birds (most often geese) have been and are used to make quill pens. Historically, the hunting of birds for decorative and ornamental feathers has endangered some species and helped to contribute to the extinction of others. Today, feathers used in fashion and in military headdresses and clothes are obtained as a waste product of poultry farming, including chickens, geese, turkeys, pheasants, and ostriches. These feathers are dyed and manipulated to enhance their appearance, as poultry feathers are naturally often dull in appearance compared to the feathers of wild birds.
Feathers is the fifth album by the Washington, D.C. based rock band Dead Meadow. It was released in 2005 by Matador Records on CD and LP.
The Roycroft Dictionary
Secondary sex advertisements made of fiber and horsetails, and used on ladies' lids as eye-gougers and such.
Etymology and Origins
An inn sign originally, when the painted device appeared in place of the mere name, signifying the “Plume of Feathers,” or “Prince of Wales’s Feathers,” the crest of Edward the Black Prince.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Feathers is ranked #10167 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Feathers surname appeared 3,173 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Feathers.
88.3% or 2,803 total occurrences were White.
4% or 127 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
2.9% or 93 total occurrences were Black.
2.4% or 77 total occurrences were of two or more races.
1.9% or 61 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
0.3% or 12 total occurrences were Asian.
The numerical value of feathers in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of feathers in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of feathers in a Sentence
Another big, big trend is exaggerated volume, ruffles and feathers, ruffly feathery things.
We've found strange combinations for tail feathers that we just don't see in living birds.
They had little feathers on, I was just going to walk by.
Nobody knows how it is alive. He had lost a few feathers, but he was pretty alert, every single person was shocked. They can’t believe it. I think it is just an amazing story.
What is blacker than the 'raven'? Answer; His Feathers:
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