down feather


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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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The mass-produced down duvets are made from a mix of processed and unprocessed down feathers which cannot assure longevity for the products.
Most seabirds have their very own natural waterproof overcoat to keep them dry and compared to inland birds, seabirds have far more feathers protecting their bodies, with the oily outer waterproof-feathers covering a dense layer of down feathers that keeps their bodies warm and dry.
And when the flock finally commits, high-velocity pellets shred through down feathers, keeping the ducks amongst the decoys for good.
with pink down feathers in his hair and foxy rich girl nectar in his
The pendant to the monumental bell tower is a 16-meter-tall lampshade covered with white down feathers.
Sarah Leclaire from the Centre national de la recherche scientifique at the UniversitAe Paul Sabatier in France and her team investigated the body odor in preen gland secretions and preen down feathers in a population of black-legged kittiwakes nesting in the Gulf of Alaska.
Tarsal and adult ventral down feathers glow with an especially bright, ruby-red color.
Chicken feathers are shorter, with more prickly quills, and are not as fluffy as goose down feathers.
The production of high quality down feathers is one of the most interesting goals for goose breeding along with meat and eggs (Tu et al.
It looks cute and cuddly with its down feathers but this wee b***d can s**t for Scotland - all over my doorway, which it appears to have adopted as a new nest.
No feathers were present under the wings, and few down feathers were present on the cranial aspect of both stifles.
Like the Four Seasons, the JW inserts a mini-mattress of down feathers in between the top sheet and the standard mattress below.