af|ter|shaft

af|ter|shaft
af|ter|shaft «AF tuhr SHAFT, AHF tuhr SHAHFT», noun.
1. a supplementary feather growing out from the underside of a feather.
2. the shaft of such a feather.

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  • countershaft — coun·ter·shaft …   English syllables

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