Preen

When a bird zips up and waterproofs its feathers with its beak,orig, ME: prenen/proynen= to prick/prune
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Preen

• (n.) A forked tool used by clothiers in dressing cloth. • (n.) To trim up, as trees. • (n.) To dress with, or as with, a preen; to trim or dress with the beak, as the feathers; -- said of birds.
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Preen

Preen noun [ Anglo-Saxon preón a clasp, bodkin; akin to Dutch priem punch, bodkin, awl, German pfriem , Icelandic prjōnn a knitting needle, pin, Danish preen a bodkin, punch.] A forked tool used by clothiers in dressing cloth.
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Preen

Preen transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Preened ; present participle & verbal noun Preening .] [ See Preen , noun ; or confer Prune .] 1. To dress with, or as with, a preen; to t...
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preen

dress or groom with elaborate care
Found on https://www.vocabulary.com/lists/52193

preen

dress or groom with elaborate care
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Preen

In birds, to clean, trim, and smooth feathers with the beak or bill.
Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/22217

preen

Straightening and dressing the feathers by running them through the beak; one of the signs of contentment and good adjustment in a trained raptor.
Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/22209

Preen

Straightening feathers with the beak
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preen

tidy/show self-satisfaction 
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Preen

When a bird of prey cleans its self
Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/22210

preen

[v] - clean with one`s bill, of birds 2. [v] - pride or congratulate (oneself) for an achievement 3. [v] - dress or groom with elaborate care
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