imping
 n.— «A bird found entangled in fishing line and hanging from a tree is getting some unusual help from University of California-Davis wildlife veterinarians. It’s getting feather implants. While it sounds bizarre, doctors say they’ve been doing this procedure for hundreds of years, reports KOVR-TV, the CBS affiliate in Sacramento. This procedure called, imping, sounds like something new but is actually fairly common at UC Davis and the International Bird Rescue Research Center.» —“Wildlife Veterinarians Give Bird Feather Implants” in Davis, California KEYE-TV Feb. 13, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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