feathering feathering  /ˈfɛ ðə rɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (n) turning an oar parallel to the water between pulls

Usage(s):

  1. Real estate isn't so much about nesting today as it is about nest feathering.
  2. When families leave their home countries and settle elsewhere, the cultural feathering they bring with them--language, dress, music--is often shed within a generation.
  3. When families leave their home countries and settle elsewhere, the cultural feathering they bring with themlanguage, dress, musicis often shed within a generation.

News

  • PAWS & Claws: Grizz is sweeter than her name suggests

    The name Grizz does not fit this beautiful cat. She needs a more romantic name. Grizz looks like she came out of a dream because she is so pretty. She has a lovely soft gray/silver/brown medium haired coat with feathering hair coming out of her ears and a big, fantastic fluffy tail that she flaunts proudly.
    on July 23, 2013     Source: Swampscott Reporter

Quotes

  1. "It's the height of hypocrisy for legislators to be out spending money feathering their lounge when everybody else has to cut back," said Tom "Smitty" Smith of the liberal watchdog group Public Citizen. "There's no more classic definition of...
    on Nov 18, 2008 By: Tom Craddick Source: FOXNews

  2. Gerry Morrissey, Bectu's assistant general secretary, accused the BBC's top management of "feathering their own nests" amid the 3,750 job cuts intended to save the corporation money.
    on Jul 12, 2005 By: Gerry Morrissey Source: Brand Republic Bulletin

  3. "I think you will find that, because it is measured, the whole front wing structure moves an extremely small amount," said Dennis. "It has a degree of vertical compliance but it is feathering. The aeroelasticity has been exploited by other...
    on May 12, 2007 By: Ron Dennis Source: autosport.com

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