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With the featherweight the swing is very liable to get out of gear.

Some canoeists take with them a suit of featherweight oilskin.

That was not a difficult feat since she was but a featherweight.

I am not as strong as I once was so I bought a featherweight one.

Adams laughed, took the thing up with one hand, and raised it to his shoulder as though it had been a featherweight.

"I had no idea Americans were so romantic," said Lady Sellingworth, with just a touch of featherweight malice.

My stampede had carried his featherweight body a couple of yards, but it stopped me and I got my mind back, partly.

She seemed only a featherweight when the bewildered doctor helped her to alight—an undoubted sprite and creature of romance.

Then he set it down again in its old position as gently as though it had been a featherweight.

None of your featherweight, gas-lightened, paper-thin alloy shells, but toughened aluminum from stern to stern.

WORD ORIGIN

also feather-weight, the lightest allowable, 1812 (earlier as simply feather, 1760), from feather (n.) + weight. Originally in horse-racing; boxing use dates from 1889.

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