1. Clothed, covered, or fitted with (or as with) feathers or wings; as, a feathered animal; a feathered arrow. "Rise from the ground like feathered Mercury." (Shak) "Nonsense feathered with soft and delicate phrases and pointed with pathetic accent." (Dr. J. Scott)

2. Furnished with anything featherlike; ornamented; fringed; as, land feathered with trees.

3. <zoology> Having a fringe of feathers, as the legs of certian birds; or of hairs, as the legs of a setter dog.

4. Having feathers; said of an arrow, when the feathers are of a tincture different from that of the shaft.

(01 Mar 1998)

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