a supplementary feather, usually small, arising from the underside of the base of the of certain feathers in many birds.
the of such a feather.
Only in the cassowary and emu among adult birds is the aftershaft as large as the main shaft.
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(ornithol) a secondary feather arising near the base of a contour feather
a scented, astringent lotion for applying to the face after shaving. Contemporary Examples New hires are also warned not to wear perfume or aftershave that is too pungent. Juiciest Bits From the Royal Exposé Tom Sykes October 30, 2011
a small earthquake or tremor that follows a major earthquake. the effect, result, or repercussion of an event; aftermath; consequence: The aftershock of the bankruptcy was felt throughout the financial community. Contemporary Examples One aftershock was significant enough—6.6 magnitude—that some seismologists were describing it as a secondary, full-blown quake. Japan’s First Dark Night After the […]
a remaining the substance causing it is no longer in the mouth. the remaining sensation following an unpleasant experience, incident, etc.: the aftertaste of a bad marriage. Historical Examples He had known nightmares before; none of them had left this aftertaste. Voodoo Planet Andre Norton Thus she comforted herself before the aftertaste of Miss von […]
remaining after applicable taxes have been deducted: a sharp decrease in her aftertax income.