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They generally wore feathers in their hats, and affected the "brave.
Now it was plain that the lady must be a real Princess, since she had been able to feel the three little peas through the twenty mattresses and twenty feather beds.
There is food enough in it to keep the army of Xerxes for a month, and feathers enough to make beds for the whole country.
and when man wanted their flesh, their skins, or their feathers, there’s the place to seek them.
Iwanich thanked the bird, and placing the feather beside the scale he drove the horses home.
Iwanich put the fox's hairs with the scale and the feather, and as it was getting dark he hastened home with his horses.
But suddenly the bunch of feathers stopped whirling, and then, to her amazement, the girl saw Billina crouching upon the prostrate form of a speckled rooster.
You've lost a lot of feathers, and one of your eyes is nearly pecked out, and your comb is bleeding
At that moment the man with the feathers ceased to gesticulate, and, with his hands placed upon his knees, was following, half-bent, the effort of six workmen to raise a block of hewn stone to the top of a piece of timber destined to support that stone, so that the cord of the crane might be passed under it.
The man with the feathers went up to the stone, stooped, slipped his hands under the face lying upon the ground, stiffened his Herculean muscles, and without a strain, with a slow motion, like that of a machine, he lifted the end of the rock a foot from the ground.
Jemima Puddle-duck was rather surprised to find such a vast quantity of feathers.
She took care to do everything according to the old woman's bidding and every time she made the bed she shook it with all her might, so that the feathers flew about like so many snowflakes.
The maids wanted to dress the children in fine costumes of woven feathers, such as all the foxes wore; but neither of them consented to that.
The turbit has a very short and conical beak, with a line of reversed feathers down the breast; and it has the habit of continually expanding slightly the upper part of the oesophagus.
He turned sharply, and there, just above him on the branch of a tree, sat a large Parrot, busily preening his feathers.