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down feather

small feathers whose barbs do not unite to form a closed vane, thus giving it a fluffy appearance.
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When they failed for the third time, they brought catapults and tried to shoot the bird down.
At this point, gravity--the force that attracts two objects to each other--is pulling the bird down toward the ground.
Kosinski, on the other hand, fell dramatically from grace in the last decade of his life, dragging The Painted Bird down with him.
If I hadn't nailed that bird down, it would have nuzzled up to those bars, bent 'em apart, and Voom
Crow grabbed a robin In the rare blue sky, And crashed the smaller Bird down to the street In front of my home.
Star performance Alan King for training his 800th winner Quote of the day "He's a bit of a goon, I think he could tell you every species of bird down the far side" - trainer Paul Webber on Edgbriar Which novice hurdle winner might have a promising career awaiting him over the fences next season?
The bloke at the pub will eventually be allowed home to wear a silly paper crown and stuff a dead bird down his mouth on this most important of days, with the relatives he hates.
The Pintail decoys duplicate the real bird down to the distinctive long tail feathers.
I am stripping the bird down and serving the heart, liver, legs and breast and making sauce from the bones," says Weedon.
The 2wit 2woo staff set up camp at the woman's home and were trying to lure the rare bird down with some food.
Bring the bird down, and I'll gladly clip the wings for free.
It was taken to an RSPCA rescue centre, but medical staff had no option but to put the bird down.