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  • n. An aftershaft.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An accessory plume arising from the posterior side of the stem of the contour feathers of many birds; -- called also aftershaft. See Illust. of feather.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In ornithology, the aftershaft or hyporachis of a feather; the whole of the supplementary plume which springs from the stem of the main feather at the junction of calamus and rachis.


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