feathers


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feathers

A cluster of fine bubbles or particles commonly arising from foreign material or from a fold in the glass in a molten or plastic state (British Standard).
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When I want such a thing I go into the woods till I find one to my liking, and then I shoot him off the branches, without touching the feather of another, though there might be a hundred on the same tree.
The man with the feathers went up to the stone, stooped, slipped his hands under the face lying upon the ground, stiffened his Herculean muscles, and without a strain, with a slow motion, like that of a machine, he lifted the end of the rock a foot from the ground.
On his part, the man with the feathers fixed his eyes upon the disguised lieutenant, and, in spite of his metamorphosis, recognized him.
Afterward they went back to the palace and slept in soft beds stuffed with feathers; for the foxes raised many fowl for food, and used their feathers for clothing and to sleep upon.
You've lost a lot of feathers, and one of your eyes is nearly pecked out, and your comb is bleeding
Iwanich put the fox's hairs with the scale and the feather, and as it was getting dark he hastened home with his horses.
Then he suddenly remembered the fish's scale, which, with the eagle's feather and the fox's hairs, he always carried about with him.
Natasha wept, sitting on the blue-striped feather bed and hugging her friend.
Sonya could not continue, and again hid her face in her hands and in the feather bed.
The shaft was cut in England: A long shaft, a strong shaft, Barbed and trim and true; So we'll drink all together To the gray goose feather And the land where the gray goose flew.
She then laid twenty mattresses one upon another over the three peas, and put twenty feather beds over the mattresses.
Now it was plain that the lady must be a real Princess, since she had been able to feel the three little peas through the twenty mattresses and twenty feather beds.