Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having a feather-edge; also, having one edge thinner than the other, as a board; -- in the United States, said only of stuff one edge of which is made as thin as practicable.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a thin edge.
  • Having an ornamental edging composed of loops or tufts: said of ribbons.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having a rough edge; used of handmade paper or paper resembling handmade

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Examples

  • A lovely, almost languid, drive over the top of the covers from Hafeez is well stopped by a scurrying Bresnan out near the rope, but a feather-edged clip to leg brings Shafiq his first boundary.

    England v Pakistan – as it happened

  • I began to occupy my house on the 4th of July, as soon as it was boarded and roofed, for the boards were carefully feather-edged and lapped, so that it was perfectly impervious to rain, but before boarding I laid the foundation of a chimney at one end, bringing two cartloads of stones up the hill from the pond in my arms.

    Walden

  • An exception is to be found in the case of a feather-edged shoe, such as is used to prevent cutting or brushing.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot

  • She wove three rows of the narrow, feather-edged taste into each of the flounces, and the effect was very pretty.

    Mona

  • The junco impresses me as a fidgety, emphatic, feather-edged sort of bird; the two white quills in its tail which flash out so suddenly on every movement seem to stamp in this impression.

    The Wit of a Duck and Other Papers

  • Such a keen, feather-edged, not to say spiteful little body, with the emphasis of those two pairs of white quills in her tail given to every movement, and yet,

    The Wit of a Duck and Other Papers

  • Ever since twelve o'clock he had been sitting in a box made of feather-edged boards, which the newspapers called a pavilion, having two little curtains (both of which stuck fast) for his only defence against sun, noise, and dust.

    Springhaven : a Tale of the Great War

  • I began to occupy my house on the 4th of July, as soon as it was boarded and roofed, for the boards were carefully feather-edged and lapped, so that it was perfectly impervious to rain; but before boarding I laid the foundation of a chimney at one end, bringing two cartloads of stones up the hill from the pond in my arms.

    Walden, or Life in the woods

  • I began to occupy my house on the 4thof July, as soon as it was boarded and roofed, for the boards were carefully feather-edged and lapped, so that it was perfectly impervious to rain, but before boarding I laid the foundation of a chimney at one end, bringing two cartloads of stones up the hill from the pond in my arms.

    Walden~ Chapter 01 (historical)

  • The name 'Snow Goose' was chosen to reflect the feather-edged petals, and this tall erythronium 16in has robust stems.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

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