feather noun

ADJ. breast, neck, tail | ostrich, peacock, etc. | downy the downy feathers on the duck's breast

VERB + FEATHER preen a swan preening its feathers | fluff (out/up) The owl fluffed out its feathers. | ruffle Its feathers were ruffled by the chill breeze. | pluck plucking the dead hen's feathers

FEATHER + NOUN duster, pillow

PHRASES as light as a feather