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  • care a feather — • give a hang • care a brass farthing • care a button • care a damn • care a farthing • care a fig • care a hang • care a hoot • care a pin • care a rap • care a straw • care a whistle • care two pins about (from Idioms in Speech) in negative: to …   Idioms and examples

  • Feather — Feath er, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Feathered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Feathering.}] 1. To furnish with a feather or feathers, as an arrow or a cap. [1913 Webster] An eagle had the ill hap to be struck with an arrow feathered from her own wing. L Estrange.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Feather duster — High quality ostrich feather duster A feather duster is an implement used for cleaning. It consists typically of a wooden dowel handle and feathers from either the male or female ostrich bird that are wound onto the handle by a wrapped wire.… …   Wikipedia

  • feather one's nest — verb enrich oneself by taking advantage of one s position The congressmen feathered his nest through his connection with big business • Hypernyms: ↑enrich • Verb Frames: Somebody s somebody * * * phrasal : to provide for oneself especially… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Feather weight — Weight Weight, n. [OE. weght, wight, AS. gewiht; akin to D. gewigt, G. gewicht, Icel. v[ae]tt, Sw. vigt, Dan. v[ae]gt. See {Weigh}, v. t.] [1913 Webster] 1. The quality of being heavy; that property of bodies by which they tend toward the center… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Care and maintenance of pianos — The piano requires various forms of maintenance to produce its best sound. Maintenance is also important for the appearance of the piano.Care by TechnicianTuning Main article: Piano tuning Pianos that are prized by their owners are tuned… …   Wikipedia

  • To feather an oar — Feather Feath er, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Feathered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Feathering.}] 1. To furnish with a feather or feathers, as an arrow or a cap. [1913 Webster] An eagle had the ill hap to be struck with an arrow feathered from her own wing. L… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To feather one's nest — Feather Feath er, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Feathered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Feathering.}] 1. To furnish with a feather or feathers, as an arrow or a cap. [1913 Webster] An eagle had the ill hap to be struck with an arrow feathered from her own wing. L… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To tar and feather a person — Feather Feath er, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Feathered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Feathering.}] 1. To furnish with a feather or feathers, as an arrow or a cap. [1913 Webster] An eagle had the ill hap to be struck with an arrow feathered from her own wing. L… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ostrich feather dusters — Although feather dusters have been in production since the 1800s the Ostrich Feather Duster was not invented until the beginning of the 1900s. The basic feather duster is actually a patented invention. Susan Hibbard is credited with the first… …   Wikipedia

  • Psittacine beak and feather disease — is a viral disease affecting all Old World and New World Parrots (Psittacini, Hookbills). The virus attacks the feather follicles and the beak and claws growing cells of the bird, causing progressive feather malformation and necrosis. In later… …   Wikipedia

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