[ feth-er-ing ]
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


The crew instantly levelled their oars, feathering the blades.

On the return, the young oarsmen were instructed in feathering their oars.

The oarsmen levelled their oars, feathering the blades, and listening to the march.

Rising and going back to the feathering of the prayer-stick.

There shall be no tarring and feathering of women by any man in my employ.

He had been lying on them; their feathering was ruffled and their quills were fractured.

This consists of very fine lines with little if any feathering.

And as for his taunts, well, he was but feathering my arrows.

If he had been complained of, the informer was in danger of tarring and feathering.

This "feathering" is caused by the late development of latent buds.