featherwork

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

feather +‎ work

Noun[edit]

featherwork (countable and uncountable, plural featherworks)

  1. (uncountable) The working of feathers into a cultural artifact.
  2. (countable) A cultural artifact made with feathers.
    • 2007 June 29, Holland Cotter, “Portugal, Conquering and Also Conquered”, New York Times:
      With filigreed Kongo ivories, gilded Qing astrolabes, Brazilian featherwork, Sri Lankan rock-crystal, mother-of-pearl Mughal inlay and life-size Portuguese carvings of angels and saints, it has something even for someone who has seen everything before.