Some articles on feathers, feather:
... 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 ... This amazing 14-foot (4.3 m) piece of ʻiʻiwi and ʻōʻō feathers (with some mamo) is extremely delicate ...
... 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 ... is long and strongly graduated, that is, the outermost pair of feathers is only one-third as long as the central pair ...
... 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 ... In 2010, two new specimens 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 ...
... 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 ... in the window and admiring a feathered bonnet, so they both zip out of the shop and tip their feathers to the maid ...
Famous quotes containing the word feathers:
“Too many feathers can sink a boat, and too many knick-knacks can break an axle.”
“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)
“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)