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- v. To deck or cover with feathers.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To deck with feathers.
He was too old and fat to go afoot; but Johnson lent him a horse, which he bestrode, and trotted to the head of the column, followed by two hundred of his warriors as fast as they could grease, paint, and befeather themselves.
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