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  1. feathers

    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.

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  1. Feathers

    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

  1. feathers

    Secondary sex advertisements made of fiber and horsetails, and used on ladies' lids as eye-gougers and such.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Feathers

    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

  1. FEATHERS

    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.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of feathers in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of feathers in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of feathers in a Sentence

  1. Graham McGrath:

    While the decision may ruffle a few feathers, gender neutrality in humans has only recently become a widespread topic of conversation, however, it is completely natural for penguins to develop genderless identities as they grow into mature adults, what makes us really proud at the aquarium is the success of Sea Life London's Gentoo breeding program and the amazing job of same-sex penguins Rocky and Marama who took the chick under their wing and raised it as their own.

  2. Zhou Zhonghe:

    We've found strange combinations for tail feathers that we just don't see in living birds.

  3. Suzy Kassem:

    A heart without dreams is like a bird without feathers.

  4. Ana Maria Archila:

    The common ground that exists between Bernie Sanders is just an utter, unapologetic, unwavering commitment to center the experiences and needs of Bernie Sanders communities and absolutely nobody else, and just not caring about anything else, not caring about who you're going to piss off, whose feathers you're gon na ruffle. If Bernie Sanders're going to say' the next,' then I'm looking forward to' the next' and' the next' and' the next.'.

  5. Dale Earnhardt:

    If you're not a race driver, stay the hell home. Don't come here and grumble about going too fast. Get the hell out of the race car if you've got feathers on your legs or butt. Put a kerosene rag around your ankles so the ants won't climb up and eat that candy ass.

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