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 ...
... 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 ... window and 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 ... strongly graduated, that is, the outermost pair of feathers is only one-third as long as the central pair ...
... 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 ... This amazing 14-foot (4.3 m) piece of ʻiʻiwi and ʻōʻō feathers (with some mamo) is extremely delicate ...
... 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 feathers (rectrices) in ... were described, both of which preserved feather traces ... specimens (both juveniles, though one closer to maturity than the other) showed that the feathers were similar to the related Caudipteryx, with long (symmetrical) vaned feathers on the ...
Famous quotes containing the word feathers:
“You may call a jay a bird. Well, so he is, in a measurebecause hes got feathers on him, and dont belong to no church, perhaps; but otherwise he is just as much a human as you be. And Ill tell you for why. A jays gifts and instincts, and feelings, and interests, cover the whole ground. A jay hasnt got any more principle than a Congressman.”
—Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (18351910)
“Were she to lose her love, because she had lost
Her confidence in mine, or even lose
Its first simplicity, love, voice and all,
All my fine feathers would be plucked away
And I left shivering.”
—William Butler Yeats (18651939)
“If you keep your feathers well oiled the water of criticism will run off as from a ducks back.”
—Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards (18421911)