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fe dhuh ring

  • n  turning an oar parallel to the water between pulls
  • v  join tongue and groove, in carpentry
  • v  cover or fit with feathers
  • v  turn the paddle; in canoeing
  • v  turn the oar, while rowing
  • v  grow feathers

  • Real estate isn't so much about nesting today as it is about nest feathering.
  • 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.
  • It is less costly for the producer by feathering them live (so that they can grow back another layer for feathering later).
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  • 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.
    July 23, 2013 - Swampscott Reporter

  • Gerry Morrissey in Brand Republic Bulletin
    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.
  • Ron Dennis in autosport.com
    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...

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