The Indian is kept poor all the year round and plucked of every pinfeather.
DIGGES (Miss Maria), a friend of Lady Penfeather; a visitor at the Spa.--Sir W. Scott, St. Ronan's Well (time, George III.).
The wickedest pack mule that ever bucked his burden is a pinfeathered turtle-dove compared with an average ox.
But after twenty he lost his pinfeathers and should begin to think about things.
"That is the most beautiful poem I have ever heard..." Elephant sobbed, as Tweaty dabbed his eyes with a tailfeather, "...and so very sad that it will take so long for True Love to exist between all peoples.
And this phrase must mean the feather of the prince but princesfeather written as one word is the name of a plant: a species of amaranth.
Ainsworth has prince's feather, for the amaranth; Johnson, Chalmers, Walker, and Maunder, write it princes-feather; Webster and Worcester, princes'-feather; Bolles has it princesfeather: and here they are all wrong, for the word should be prince's-feather.
We have elected Garm Whitefeather, lately called Fumle-Drumle," answered he, drawing himself up until he looked absolutely regal. "
Lucky Mrs. Ticklefeather.
And all to leave what with his toil he won, To that unfeather'd two-legg'd thing, a son; 170 Got, while his soul did huddled notions try; And born a shapeless lump, like anarchy.
The shepherds maintain that he climbs the hills more swiftly than the rough, and in the heavy snowstorms his clean, unfeathered legs do not collect and carry the snow.
The ancient Whitefeathers had been strict and temperate; and as long as they had led the flock, the crows had been compelled to conduct themselves in such a way that other birds could speak no ill of them.
From the lodges I could see troops of savages pouring forth with every token of excitement, like a swarm of hornets, and that something unusual was afoot might be told by the fact that no effort was made to keep beyond range of our guns, as the befeathered and painted horde went swiftly toward St. Leger's quarters.
They wore white cotton shirts, having white caps, like those worn by the Germans, on their heads; but with a wing on each side, and a feather in the middle, which I supposed to be a distinguishing mark of their being soldiers.
MEYNELL, LAURENCE W. Odds on Bluefeather.
"Birds of a feather--" began Hardy, superciliously.
Some one recited from a number of Hood's Comic Annual the following poem by Tom Hood:-- A BIRD OF ANOTHER FEATHER.A Footnote A: These lines appeared about 1874, and I have to make acknowledgments to those whom I have been unable to ask for permission to reproduce, and trust they will accept both my apologies and thanks.
Thus aided, see his rescued genius spring; Again he pours the phrenzy of his song; With EV'RY FEATHERB in his eagle wing, Once more in majesty he soars along.
He was now going to a home provided by benevolent persons as a kind of featherbed to catch the falling workhouse boy.
A German bed is as follows: a paillasse, over that a mattress, then a featherbed with a sheet fastened to it, and over that again another featherbed with a sheet fastened to it; and thus you lie between two featherbeds; but these are not always of sufficient length, and you are often obliged to coil up your legs or be exposed to have them frozen by their extending beyond the featherbeds; for the cold is very great during the winter.
Algy is the fourth son of old Lord Featherbone, and got into a disgraceful mess in London some years ago.
I do confes my error was an act Soe grosse and heathnish that its very sight Would have inforcd a Crocodile to weepe Drops as sincere as does the timorous heart When he ore heares the featherd arrow sing His funerall Dirge.
300 Sometimes he scuds far off, and there he stares; Anon he starts at stirring of a feather; To bid the wind a base he now prepares, And whe'r he run or fly they know not whether; 304 For through his mane and tail the high wind sings, Fanning the hairs, who wave like feather'd wings.
The tapping of the great magnolia-leaves upon the windows of the south front; the rustling of the ilex; the ceaseless murmur of the river; the near twittering or distant song of innumerable birds; the steady hum of the saw-mill below; the call of the poultry-woman at the home-farm, and the shrieking response of a feathered horde flying and fighting for their food--sounds all so familiar as to pass unnoticed, save in the absence of companionship.
The first feature discernible was a group of tall cocoa-nut trees, with which the island is bounteously feathered;--the second was a group of negroes in a small boat, steering towards us with open-mouthed and white-toothed wonder.
A good-natured, cunning, dishonest, and indefatigable featherer of a lucrative political nest--that was Fat Jakey.
Is not ----'s last novel a better antidote against melancholy, stupendously absurd as it is, than foalfoot or plantain, featherfew or savin, agrimony or saxifrage, or any other herb in old Robert Burton's pharmacopoeia?
I told him to keep out, but he said that Fenderson Featherhead was his cue.
I once thought I loved you, but now all is changed, and I take this opportunity to thank my deliverer, Fenderson Featherhead-- Perkins.
We'll leave the two Featherheads to fight it out for the Lady Ellen.
All were very intent, very earnest, very interested, each after his own manner, in the comradeship of the featherhood he imagined to be uttering distressful cries.
Nobody's dresses ever fit like yours, and that great dark-red hat and feather,--I thought I should not like it,--but it makes a perfect picture of you."
Then the actual difficulties of handling the long and heavy oars,--the first essays at feathering, with a complicated splash of air and water, as when a wild-duck in rising swims and flies together, and uses neither element handsomely,--the occasional pulling of a particularly vigorous stroke through the atmosphere alone, and at other times the compensating disappearance of nearly the whole oar beneath the liquid surface, as if some Uncle Kuehleborn had grasped it, while our Undine by main strength tugged it from the beguiling wave.
Its mutilations are comparatively small, consisting only in the destruction of the tracey of the north transept window, and some featherings in other windows, and the building and wall to enclose a vestry.
The pinnate--from pinna, Latin for feather'--leaves are composed of from nine to twenty-five leaflets, which are egg-shaped, with a short point, very smooth, light green above and still lighter beneath.
At one of these calls the landlady had proved more than ordinarily frail or the poet more than ordinarily seductive,--who can wonder at even virtue stooping to folly when the wooer was the Swan of Avon, beside whom the bird that captivated Leda was as a featherless gosling?--and the consequence had been Will Davenant, born in the year of our Lord 1605, Shakspeare standing as godfather at the baptism.
Why, if you had attempted to leave this town, we would have mobbed you with tar and feathers, or whatever those dreadful things are that they do to the most awful criminals."
Would not this, sir, and a forest of feathers- if the rest of my fortunes turn Turk with me-with two Provincial roses on my raz'd shoes, get me a fellowship in a cry of players, sir?
In Caesar's case at the very time after the covenant had been made an eagle settled upon his tent and killed two crows that attacked it and tried to pluck out its feathers,--a sign which granted him victory over his two rivals.
There are five hundred of these, in lightest marching order, and carrying either pike or arquebuse,--this last being a matchlock musket with an iron rest to support it, and a lance combined, to resist cavalry,--the whole being called "Swine (Swedish) feathers,"--a weapon so clumsy, that the Cavaliers say a Puritan needs two years' practice to discharge one without winking.
What she really cared for was a young fool who could dance with her in this silly new-fangled gliding style, and send her flowers and sweet-meats, and make love to her glibly--and a petticoated fool who would envy her fine feathers,--and, at last, a knavish fool who would barter his title for her money.
The breed is perhaps still in existence, and time hath been, that a lucrative trade was carried on in their feathers!!!--Ibid.. * * * * * THE GATHERER.
Ostrich feathers.--These are of three qualities; the first of which pays three dollars per pound, the second quality one and a half dollars, and the third, three-quarters of a dollar.
Featherstitched in blue. (
Yet any one connected with the Senate Hotel, from Pete the pastry cook to H.G. Featherstone, lessee-director, could vouch for Martha Foote's serene unacidulation.
The family of Featherstonehaugh is one of the oldest in the North; and it was concerning the death of one of this family--Sir Albany Featherstonehaugh, who was High Sheriff of Northumberland in the days of Henry VIII.--that Mr. Surtees, the antiquary, wrote the well-known ballad, which, when Surtees gave it him, deceived even Sir Walter Scott into thinking it genuinely ancient.
The undersigned, Her Britannic Majesty's envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary, has the honor to transmit to the Secretary of State of the United States, by order of his Government, the accompanying printed copies of a report and map which have been presented to Her Majesty's Government by Colonel Mudge and Mr. Featherstonhaugh, the commissioners employed during the last season to survey the disputed territory.
"We're not all gilded popinjays (nor poppin' bottles)," observed a young giant who called himself Adam Goate, and had certainly been one in the days when he was Eugene Featherstonthwaite. "
The witch of Hawthorne's story never gazed more fondly at her "Feathertop" than Samuel now gazed at Abraham puffing away on his pipe; but he determined that Abraham's fate should not be as poor "Feathertop's."