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Horsefeathers: tapered boards laid on wood shingle foofs to provide a flat surface or asphalt shingles (undocumented). The term "housefeathers means the same thing and is found in some roofing manuals. "Horsefeathers is used colloquially from about 1925 onward to mean "stuff and nonsense." Funk 1971, Horsefeathers and More Than 600 Other Curious Words.

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