featherless featherless  /ˈfɛ ðər ləs/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) having no feathers

Usage(s):

  1. Pretty soon they have the recipe for a big, featherless, wingless, toothy-jawed monster that looks a little like a cross between a dodo and a tiger.
  2. They have studied specimens of 3,700 species, including the featherless biped, Homo sapiens.
  3. To a bemused modern reader, John Ruskin is yet another long-gone marvel, a species of featherless biped now extinct.

News

  • Book News: 'Tweet,' 'Geekery' Make The Oxford English Dictionary

    The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly. The word "tweet" (in the featherless sense) has been added to the Oxford English Dictionary, together with a batch of other tech-y words such as "geekery," "crowdsourcing" and "e-reader." OED chief editor John Simpson writes that adding tweet "breaks at least one OED rule, namely that a new word needs to be current ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: KERA North Texas

Quotes

  1. Marilyn Manson, on the other hand, said that his marriage to Dita Von Teese left him a "naked, featherless bird," People reports.
    on May 21, 2007 By: Marilyn Manson Source: MTV.com

  2. After all, Abbas began his career in power under Arafat and then, when he replaced him as chairman, the reception he received in the corridors of Israeli power were at best insulting: He was described as "a featherless chick."
    on Jul 29, 2007 By: Mahmoud Abbas Source: Ha'aretz

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