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- (uncountable) The working of feathers into a cultural artifact.
- (countable) A cultural artifact made with feathers.
2007 June 29, Holland Cotter, “Portugal, Conquering and Also Conquered”, in 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.