Thesaurus / feathering
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

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A very important feature from an ethnological standpoint is the feathering of the arrow.
THE MANBOS OF MINDANOJOHN M. GARVAN
A group of ex-service men, members of the Brigade, had been hired to seize the prophet and treat him to a tar and feathering.
The crew instantly levelled their oars, feathering the blades.
THE BOAT CLUBOLIVER OPTIC
In the centre of the great lawn the feathering top of the fountain column was filled with his red glory.
LILITHGEORGE MACDONALD
This consists of very fine lines with little if any feathering.
GRAINING AND MARBLINGFREDERICK MAIRE
At the left extremity stands a clump of ancient cedars of Lebanon, feathering in evergreen beauty down to the ground.
When Rupert had done his own feathering and blanketing, as well as brown paper moccasins, he helped the others.
THE MAGIC WORLDEDITH NESBIT
And each missile bore its individual message to his memory—a tiny tuft of scarlet inserted in the feathering.
THE DOOMSMANVAN TASSEL SUTPHEN
And as for his taunts, well, he was but feathering my arrows.
THE YEOMAN ADVENTURERGEORGE W. GOUGH
"You can accept part of that as pay for what you did in the tar and feathering game," added Tom.