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Prince of Wales' feathers

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Definition of Prince of Wales' feathers in English:

plural noun

A plume of three ostrich feathers, first adopted as a crest by the eldest son of Edward III, Edward Plantagenet, the Black Prince.
Example sentences
  • At left, the residential entrance was faced with black (Vitrolite) Carrara glass with the motif of the Prince of Wales feathers in stainless steel, superimposed.
  • The headmaster felt the old name ‘Kabete Boys Secondary School’ was too clumsy and it was given the name Prince of Wales School; as a special case, the Prince of Wales' feathers were to be inserted between the horns of a Royal Impala as the School badge, accompanied by the school motto ‘To the Uttermost.’

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