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edge feathering

edge feathering
 n.— «Boulden and his son, Jordan, created patches of woody cover for quail at the edges of cropland and CRP fields by felling small trees, a practice known as edge feathering.» —“Howard County Farmer’s Story Reflects Quail Resurgence” by Jim Low Kansas City infoZine News Apr. 1, 2008. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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