saddle feather

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n saddle feather a long narrow feather on the back (saddle) of a domestic fowl
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Usage

In literature:

It has been my wont to choose a saddle-backed feather for a dead shaft, and a swine-backed for a smooth flier.
"The White Company" by Arthur Conan Doyle
On the vertical shafts are fitted coarse pitch worms sliding on feather keys, and carried with the saddles C 1 and C 2, etc.
"Mechanical Drawing Self-Taught" by Joshua Rose
I had run down one bird and fastened the feathers on the saddle before me.
"Twenty-Five Years in a Waggon in South Africa" by Andrew A. Anderson
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In news:

Some of our favorite jockeys switched saddles and mounts for humps and feathers July 28 at Ellis Park.
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