feathering


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  • noun

Synonyms for feathering

turning an oar parallel to the water between pulls

References in classic literature ?
One winter day when a slight fall of snow was feathering the sills and frames of the schoolroom windows, he stood at his black board, crayon in hand, about to commence with a class; when, reading in the countenances of those boys that there was something wrong, and that they seemed in alarm for him, he turned his eyes to the door towards which they faced.
The neatness of the young man's attire, the dexterity of his feathering, the enviable state of mind which enabled him in the beautiful words of the poet, to
However, we weren't feathering our nests when it came time to select our winners.