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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. one of the small feathers covering the bases of the wing quills. See Covert, n., 2.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In ornithology, any one of the small feathers which overlie or underlie the flight-feathers of the wing; a covert of the wing. See covert, n., 6 (with cut), tectrices, and first cut under wing

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