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  • n. Plural form of feather.

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  • CB, the cartoon is a bate - perhaps?

    To beat: in the phrase to bate the wings, to flutter, fly.
    In falconry, to beat the wings impatiently; flutter as preparing for flight, particularly at the sight of prey; flutter away.
    To flutter; be eager or restless.
    To flutter or fly down. Century Dictionary

    a falconsaur? Bear-baiting was banned in 1835.

    September 19, 2012

  • http://xkcd.com/1104/

    September 18, 2012

  • small talk

    October 8, 2010

  • Upon closer inspection, the mysterious feathers in the pen can I inherited are actually some sort of pseudo-quill contraptions. Someone took apart a ballpoint pen, taped the ink/ballpoint part to the feather shaft, and then laboriously wrapped it all in white duct tape. I'm impressed.

    June 19, 2008