blood, noun

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See quotation 1913.
Ostrich-farming
In full blood feather: a partly grown feather from the wing of a cock ostrich, with blood still in the shaft. See also prime.
1873 F. Boyle To Cape for Diamonds 193It is very rare to find tame ‘bloods’ — as these first feathers are called — that will bear comparison with the wild.
1913 J.E. Duerden in S. Afr. Agric. Jrnl VI. 656Partly grown feathers with the blood within them are known as blood feathers, or, technically, as ‘bloods’.
a partly grown feather from the wing of a cock ostrich, with blood still in the shaft.

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