Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of pinfeather.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • I am a pretty staunch traditionalist when it comes to Thanksgiving, so my pinfeathers are a bit ruffled this year.

    Thanksgiving: Trifling with Tradition

  • After brining it in a bucket that he kept on his apartment balcony, he and his girlfriend, Hannah Birnbaum, spent an hour with pliers yanking out dark pinfeathers.‬

    These Birds Aren't Spring Chickens, But People Are Gobbling Them Up

  • Almost all the pinfeathers have blossomed into green iridescence on the back, with hints of orange on the head and tail.

    Birdology

  • Sheathed in a protective wax, the pinfeathers will eventually blossom like flowers, but for now they look like the quills of a miniature porcupine.

    Birdology

  • Unlike my Ladies, whose molts have always been subtle affairs, molting Rangers sport ugly red bald patches and itchy-looking areas where new pinfeathers are coming in.

    Birdology

  • When he took wing, one of his pinfeathers brushed a figure in the Nephew row: Rubeus, Latin for “red,” the color of blood.

    Dark Oracle

  • No matter how well, trained, no matter how well behaved your dog is, it is almost a given that Fido will have egg on his face and pinfeathers in his whiskers when you get back, even if no chickens are missing.

    Taxing the System

  •   I scratched your pinfeathers with the goo all over me.

    DIAPERS FOR HORSES: AN AUBADE TO A LOST COCKATIEL

  • That day the lady glared at me with a look that could have singed pinfeathers, then she herded her daughters away at a quick irreverent pace.

    The Chef’s Apprentice

  • The repulsive odor of scorched pinfeathers made me gag again, but I had nothing left to bring up.

    The Chef’s Apprentice

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