from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To deck or cover with feathers.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To deck with feathers.


From be- +‎ feather. (Wiktionary)


  • 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.

    Montcalm and Wolfe


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