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vane

(vān)
n.
The flattened, weblike part of a feather, consisting of a series of barbs on either side of the shaft.

vane

the part of a bird's feather formed by the barbs and excluding the RACHIS.

vane

the membranous or main part of the contour feather in birds as distinct from the shaft. It consists of the barbs held together by the interlocking barbules. Called also vexillum.
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Younger readers who enjoy Steve Delaney's creation Count Arthur Strong may see some similarities if they explore Harry's work via You Tube (and there is also The Complete Harry Worth Collection available on DVD).
Harry lost his battle against the illness in October 2011, aged just 11.
Simon knows Harry and Kendall's relationship is great for One Direction's profile, but he's wary of Harry being sucked into the Kardashian circus," a source told (http://www.
Police and prosecutors believe Harry, whose body was found on Saturday, March 24, jumped to his death from an 11th floor window after the alleged fight with a fellow Jumeirah College pupil at a party.
At first Harry thinks his parents were killed because Sirius told Voldemort their location, but finds their pal Peter Pettigrew was to blame.
And when Harry met Harry this week, the star admitted the likeness was uncanny.
NEW YORK, June 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- To celebrate the 7th and final installment of the Harry Potter books, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, which will be released on July 21 at 12:01 a.
Robert Moats Miller, Harry Emerson Fosdick: Preacher, Pastor, Prophet (New York: Oxford University Press, 1985), 335.
In England Harry was thrown into the upper class world of Cambridge society staying in the family home of Lady Edith MacAlister, widow of a former Chancellor of Glasgow University and her sister Anne a fellow Quaker--both of whom were young Harry's sponsors.
In fact, a dance figures into the plot of ``Goblet'' when Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Hermione (Emma Watson) and Ron (Rupert Grint) face the challenges of their first formal.
Rowling's latest, Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince, infused with more romance than the first five books combined--all of it hetero--has inadvertently fanned the slash flames.