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Avian Epidermal Lipids: Functional Considerations and Relationship to Feathering1

European barn swallows use melanin pigments to color their feathers brown

Use of infrared thermography to assess laying-hen feather coverage

The growing feather as a dermal test site: Comparison of leukocyte profiles during the response to Mycobacterium butyricum in growing feathers, wattles, and wing webs

The effects of environmental enrichment and beak-trimming during the rearing period on subsequent feather damage due to feather-pecking in laying hens

Reply to: European barn swallows use melanin pigments to color their feathers brown

Birds of a Feather: Pigeon Head Crest Findings Extend to Domesticated Doves

Birds of a feather: using a rotational box plot to assess ascertainment bias

Male barn swallows use different resource allocation rules to produce ornamental tail feathers

Feather corticosterone evaluated by ELISA in broilers: A potential tool to evaluate broiler welfare

[210] To: Mr. John Warren, at the Feathers in Milk Street, London Kendal, 1 December, 1711

[132] To: Mr. John Warren at the Feathers in Milk Street, London Kendal, 15 September, 1711

[246] To: John Warren, at the Feathers in Milk Street, London Kendal, 22 December, 1711

[142] To: Mr. John Warren, at the Feathers in Milk Street, London Kendal, 4 October, 1711

Broiler chicks with slow-feathering (K) or rapid-feathering (k +) genes: Effects of environmental stressors on physiological adaptive indicators up to 56 h posthatch

 

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1 To alter the angle of the blades of a propeller so that they lie with the leading edge more or less in the line of advance of the vessel, normally a sailing vessel, to which they are fitted. The object of feathering a propeller is to reduce the drag when the vessel is under sail alone.

2 To turn the blade of an oar from the vertical to the horizontal while it is being taken back for the next rowing stroke, performed by dropping the wrists at the end of the stroke.

3 To sail very close to the wind to prevent excess load on the sails.

Subjects: Maritime History.


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