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noun (n)

  • A forked tool used by clothiers in dressing cloth. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • clean with one's bill (
    Synonym: plume
    The birds preened.
    source: wordnet30
  • pride or congratulate (oneself) for an achievement (verb.communication)
    Synonym: congratulate
    source: wordnet30
  • dress or groom with elaborate care (verb.body)
    Synonym: dress, plume, primp
    source: wordnet30
  • To dress with, or as with, a preen; to trim or dress with the beak, as the feathers; -- said of birds. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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