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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).
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann
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The 45-year-old mum of two gave a master class in red carpet dressing donning a Ralph & Russo couture dress covered in a kaleidoscope of feathers and sequins.
The key discovery came earlier in 2019 when feathers were reported in pterosaurs (an ancient reptile).
The tertiary remiges had been chewed by the bird to the same length as the cut feathers. All of the rectrices had fractured; some had the distal fragment hanging down from the base, others had been chewed off.
Denise Van Outen recently ruffled a few feathers by making an appearance on Loose Women wearing a rather dramatic white skirt, proving that plumage isn't just for evening.
Dubai: Customs officials at Mumbai Airport have seized 100kg of peacock feathers headed for Dubai, according to Indian media reports.
An international team of palaeontologists, which includes the University of Bristol, has discovered that the flying reptiles, pterosaurs, actually had four kinds of feathers, and these are shared with dinosaurs -- pushing back the origin of feathers by some 70 million years.
Using a precision knife, slice down the rachis (the center shaft) of the ostrich plume, leaving enough room to keep the feather together but cutting off the bulky stiffness of the rachis.
Morning commuters rushing to work Wednesday found themselves cooped up in a huge traffic jam after a truck overturned spilling its peculiar cargo - about 40,000 pounds (18,144 kilograms) of chicken feathers.
Each of the spikes consists of three golden eagle wing pointer feathers. On either side there are two measuring 47 cm.
Half feathers printed at the edge of each of these pages do not quite match the half feather on the flap, while the birds that Feather meets on her quest swoop, soar and hunt across the rest of the space.
Common chicken breeds with feathers on their legs include Cochin, Brahma, Sultan, and American Silkies.I read somewhere that the extent of the shank and foot-feathering will vary between chicken breeds.
Scientists on Monday announced the discovery of a crow-sized, bird-like dinosaur with colourful feathers from north-eastern China that lived 161 million years ago during the Jurassic Period.