Better to strike the rear guard than to feather a shaft in the earth.
His ears hummed and rang, and his brain swam as light as a feather.
You could have knocked me over with a feather when Bartlett sprang it on me this morning.
This was no master-charioteer, but a mere lad, a feather riding the wind.
He has conspired against me, like the rest, and they are but birds of one ...