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  • feather brain — n. a stupid person. (Also a rude term of address.) □ Gary is such a feather brain. □ Hey, feather brain. Wake up and get busy! …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • feather-brain — feathˈer brain noun (also feathˈer head or feathˈer pate (archaic) ) a frivolous, silly person • • • Main Entry: ↑feather …   Useful english dictionary

  • feather-brain — noun a feather brained or stupid person (especially a woman) …   Wiktionary

  • feather-brain — noun a silly or absent minded person. Derivatives feather brained adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • feather — n. & v. n. 1 any of the appendages growing from a bird s skin, with a horny hollow stem and fine strands. 2 one or more of these as decoration etc. 3 (collect.) a plumage. b game birds. v. 1 tr. cover or line with feathers. 2 tr. Rowing turn (an… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Light as a feather, stiff as a board — Light as a feather, stiff as a board, sometimes known as party levitation, is a game often played by children at slumber parties. One participant lies flat on the floor, and then the others space themselves around him or her, each placing a few… …   Wikipedia

  • White feather — White White (hw[imac]t), a. [Compar. {Whiter} (hw[imac]t [ e]r); superl. {Whitest}.] [OE. whit, AS. hw[imac]t; akin to OFries. and OS. hw[=i]t, D. wit, G. weiss, OHG. w[=i]z, hw[=i]z, Icel. hv[=i]tr, Sw. hvit, Dan. hvid, Goth. hweits, Lith.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • featherbrain — featherbrained, adj. /fedh euhr brayn /, n. a foolish or giddy person; scatterbrain. Also, featherhead. [1830 40; FEATHER + BRAIN] * * * …   Universalium

  • Archaeopteryx — Taxobox name = Archaeopteryx fossil range = fossil range|155.0|150.0Late Jurassic image width = 300px image caption = A model of Archaeopteryx lithographica on display at the Oxford University Museum. regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis …   Wikipedia

  • Animal psychopathology — is the study of mental or behavioral disorders in non human animals.Historically, there has been an anthropocentric tendency to emphasize the study of animal psychopathologies as models for human mental illnesses [Owen, J. B., Treasure, J.L.… …   Wikipedia

  • annelid — /an l id/, n. 1. any segmented worm of the phylum Annelida, including the earthworms, leeches, and various marine forms. adj. 2. belonging or pertaining to the Annelida. Also, annelidan /euh nel i dn/. [1825 35; see ANNELIDA] * * * Any member of… …   Universalium