• A crinoid or feather-star
    A crinoid or feather-star
  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Feather-star a crinoid of feathery appearance and radiate structure
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. feĆ°er; Ger. feder; L. penna, Gr. pteron.


In literature:

And the swells in Cambaroora talked of feathers and of tar When they read the final issue of the CAMBAROORA STAR.
"In the Days When the World Was Wide and Other Verses" by Henry Lawson
His round white shield hangs at his breast, with feathers radiating from the center like a star.
"The Oregon Trail" by Francis Parkman, Jr.
Now look at this one; the Feather-star, with arms almost like fern-fronds.
"Madam How and Lady Why or, First Lessons in Earth Lore for Children" by Charles Kingsley
A single feather slanted against the stars.
"The Maid of the Whispering Hills" by Vingie E. Roe
The Feather-star, so called in allusion to its tress-like arms.
"The Ancient Life History of the Earth" by Henry Alleyne Nicholson
And there were starfishes, sea-urchins, brittle-stars, feather-stars and sea-cucumbers.
"The Worst Journey in the World, Volumes 1 and 2" by Apsley Cherry-Garrard
Red Feather tried to tell those at Three Star Ranch about his little lost girl, but could not make himself understood.
"Six Little Bunkers at Uncle Fred's" by Laura Lee Hope
Also the "Peacock's feather," "The Order of the Star," and the "Yellow Jacket.
"General Gordon Saint and Soldier" by J. Wardle
And you ought to see a feather star I got to-day.
"The Boy With the U. S. Fisheries" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
An ostrich feather was stuck in his soft hat and clasped by a silver star upon a black velvet ground.
"Campaigns of a Non-Combatant," by George Alfred Townsend
Rectangles, triangles, stars, and feathers 713 308.
"Archeological Expedition to Arizona in 1895" by Jesse Walter Fewkes
His round white shield hangs at his breast, with feathers radiating from the centre like a star.
"American Sketches" by Charles Whibley
He shifted his feather-adorned war club to his left hand and raised his empty right hand in greeting to Star Arrow.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
She will, no doubt, decorate you, before you go, with the usual Star and Feathers.
"A Tangled Tale" by Lewis Carroll
Ornament with fine feather stitching and the star stitch.
"Handicraft for Girls" by Idabelle McGlauflin
As that is very high, studded with jewels, any ordinary arrangement of stars and feathers would look insignificant.
"Letters of a Diplomat's Wife" by Mary King Waddington
Then my body seemed to sink again, silently as a feather, and my soul dropped out, falling like a lost star into an endless night.
"Cardigan" by Robert W. Chambers
His mane, tail, feathers and breast-piece were studded with priceless precious stones that sparkled like myriads of stars.
"The Life of Mohammad" by Etienne Dinet
In the young Feather-Star, a subsequent stage of the young animal has a stalk, by which, like the Encrinite, it is fixed.
"Stories of the Universe: Animal Life" by B. Lindsay
Some of the feather-stars are fixed, as the sponges and polyps are.
"Elementary Zoology, Second Edition" by Vernon L. Kellogg

In poetry:

She knows how every living thing was fathered,
She calculates the climate of each star,
She counts the fish at sea, but cannot care
Why any one of them exists, fish, fire or feathered.
"Dr. Sigmund Freud Discovers The Sea Shell" by Archibald MacLeish
Then he is blest who wears the painted feather
And may not turn about
To dusks when muses romped the dewy heather
In unrestricted rout
And dawns when, if the stars had sung together,
The sons of God would shout!
"Protest" by John Charles McNeill
And when, thou abolition star,
Who preachest freedom, in all weathers,
Thou hast got on a coat of tar,
And, over that, a cloak of feathers,
That thou art 'fixed' shall none deny,
If there's a fixed star in the sky.
"Slaveholder's Address To The North Star" by John Pierpont
I fled the earth and, naked, climbed the weather,
Reaching a second ground far from the stars;
And there we wept I and a ghostly other,
My mothers-eyed, upon the tops of trees;
I fled that ground as lightly as a feather.
"I Fellowed Sleep" by Dylan Thomas

In news:

Feathers, gathers and a corseted bodice made the always breathtaking Elegy star a red-carpet winner at the Oscars in February.
The real Katy Perry, or at least the one who's infinitely more compelling than the pop star persona, breathes underneath the glittery lollipops, cake dresses, peacock feathers and cotton candy scent.
CARL E FEATHER / Star Beacon CHAINSAW MASSACRE room horror actor Chuck Sito is ready to scare Buckeye Boo visitors.
CARL E FEATHER / Star Beacon TONY ROMANO has purchased a 28-passenger bus that will be used for his Lights on the Lake tour that departs from his hot dog shop in the harbor.
I wrote my first " Feathered Friends" column on Sunday, Nov 5, 1995, for the Elizabethton STAR newspaper.
What do you get when you mix fur, a feather boa, lacey underwear and a camera with a reality TV star.
Comedy Directed by: Norman McLeod ( Horse Feathers ) Starring: The Four Marx Brothers, Thelma Todd, Ruth Hall, Rockliffe Fellows.
CARL E FEATHER / Star Beacon FIRSTENERGY ANNOUNCED Thursday that is closing its coal-fired plant in Ashtabula.