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body-feather, noun

Origin:
See quotation 1909.
Ostrich-farming
A feather taken from the body, rather than from the wings or tail, of an ostrich. Also elliptical, body. See also feather sense a.
c1881 A. Douglass Ostrich Farming 97The body feathers should be curly, rich in colour, with a shiny gloss on them.
1956 P.J. Botha in Farmer’s Weekly 14 Mar.The market for..utilitarian body feathers has shown a handsome improvement in price.
A feather taken from the body, rather than from the wings or tail, of an ostrich. Also elliptical, body.

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