feather duster

Definition of feather duster

  1. :  a tool with feathers at one end used to remove dust

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featherplay
  1. :  any of the light, horny, epidermal outgrowths that form the external covering of the body of birds Feathers include the smaller down feathers and the larger contour and flight feathers. Larger feathers consist of a shaft (rachis ) bearing branches (barbs ) which bear smaller branches (barbules ). These smaller branches bear tiny hook-bearing processes (barbicels ) which interlock with the barbules of an adjacent barb to link the barbs into a continuous stiff vane . Down feathers lack barbules, resulting in fluffy feathers which provide insulation below the contour feathers.

    :  plume

    :  the vane of an arrow

  1. :  to furnish (as an arrow) with a feather

    :  to cover, clothe, or adorn with or as if with feathers

    :  to turn (an oar blade) almost horizontal when lifting from the water at the end of a stroke to reduce air resistance

dusterplay
  1. :  one that removes dust

    :  a long lightweight overgarment to protect clothing from dust

    :  a long coat cut like a duster —called also duster coat


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