Some articles on feathers, feather:
... Feathers were preserved around the entire body but seem to have been absent on the feet and snout ... The wing feathers were strongly asymmetrical, with the leading edge of the feather five times narrower than the trailing edge ... The primary wing feathers were up to 8 centimetres (3.1 in) in length ...
... The first Similicaudipteryx specimen lacked traces of feathers, but He and colleagues speculated that they were probably present based on its pygostyle, the anchor point of long tail ... new specimens were described, both of which preserved feather traces ... closer to maturity than the other) showed that the feathers were similar to the related Caudipteryx, with long (symmetrical) vaned feathers on the hand and tail, and the ...
... Buzz tests the blade's sharpness by dropping a feather, which lands on the blade and slowly splits into two parts, each part floating in the air ... Buzz trims the feathers on Woody's head, then, with "Feather Tonic," he gives Woody a vigorous scalp massage which, when finished, gives Woody's head the appearance of an Indian headdress, beautiful to behold ... admiring a feathered bonnet, so they both zip out of the shop and tip their feathers to the maid ...
... of the wings has barring formed by the covert feathers and their paler fringes ... The flight feathers of the wings are greyish-brown when the wing is folded, the primaries barely extend beyond the tertials ... and strongly graduated, that is, the outermost pair of feathers is only one-third as long as the central pair ...
... of its age was proven in 2007 when researchers from the University of Kent were able to date feathers that had previously fallen out of this kāʻei but were being kept for conservation ... The study carbon-dated the feathers from the kāʻei to a date range of 1406 to 1450 A.D. 14-foot (4.3 m) piece of ʻiʻiwi and ʻōʻō feathers (with some mamo) is extremely delicate ...
Famous quotes containing the word feathers:
“You never saw this room before a show,
Full of lank, shivery, half-drowned birds
In separate coops, having their plumage done.
The smell of the wet feathers in the heat!”
—Robert Frost (18741963)
“How easily it falls, how easily I let drift
On the surface of morning feathers of self-reproach:
How easily I disperse the scolding of snow.”
—Philip Larkin (19221986)
“The feathers of the willow
Are half of them grown yellow
Above the swelling stream;
And ragged are the bushes,
And rusty now the rushes,
And wild the clouded gleam.”
—Richard Watson Dixon (18331900)