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featherless biped

A humorous and somewhat belittling alternative term for a human being. But he, like most other featherless bipeds, was quick to place his own safety and comfort as his primary concern.
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The ventral apterium of passerines re-feathers in the post breeding molt and this down is lost only as the clutch is being laid (Bailey 1952, Zann and Rossetto 1991); but, the ventral apterium of Yellow-billed Cuckoos is always featherless (Table 3).
The nodule eventually is sloughed and scab from proceeds final healing lesions are most commonly seen on the featherless part of the body.
Knapp wears an ostrich-feather covered dress in "Merchant of Venice," but also has a back-up, featherless dress for rainy nights - such as the preview performance she appeared in during a three-hour downpour week before last.
The new perception of animal agriculture: legless cows, featherless chickens and a need for genuine analysis.
The thrush-sized bird is olive coloured with a light-coloured breast and a featherless pink face.
Needless to say, the birds cannot stretch their wings, and their bodies constantly rub against wire, causing featherless sore spots.
Designer Children, Research Embryos, and Featherless Chickens, BIOETHICS
Featherless Bipeds written by Richard Scarsbrook (Thistledown Press)
Such a judgment would rule out featherless biped, although it would not instantiate rational animal as a unit.
Through the pun on the "crow[bar]" (iron crow) and the "crow," Dromio of Ephesus elaborates on Dromio of Syracuse's figure of finless fish and featherless fowl.
Michael hovered like a disheveled and featherless bird of prey.
was it the woman enticed you to leave us was it to touch her featherless arm.
Quite featherless and innards free It really was a sight to see
I've often seen them depicted as sort of featherless buzzards or great fluffy chickens.
But when Justin tried to take off her bloomers, Bessie squawked, flapped her featherless wings, and ran away.