Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Duck Feather Brolly

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An umbrella, which canopy is composed of large mallard feathers layered outwards from point to brim.

Maintenance consists of the occasional application of a natural waterproofing agent; individual feathers are easily replaced.

As a convenience, pushing the close-latch causes the umbrella to shake itself off prior to meticulous mechanical furling.

FlyingToaster, Apr 26 2012

Here's your raw material source - http://3.bp.blogspo...ngle+large+duck.jpg
[normzone, Apr 26 2012]


       I'll take two, please.
MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 26 2012

       [+] for the shaking and furling. Great imagery.   

       // easily ... convenience // not for the duck.
Alterother, Apr 26 2012

       Or, indeed, a duck's feathers.
spidermother, Apr 26 2012

       It's a shying crame that there's no such thing as a deather.
MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 26 2012

       But there is 'breather' and 'dolly'. Actually, that could be quite a selling point, and easily done with a set of bellows.
spidermother, Apr 26 2012

       Yes, got that, but it's not quite right.
MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 26 2012

       Ancillary equipment to be sold would be a strap-on bill and oil gland kit. [+]
AusCan531, Apr 26 2012

       //Is there a word for a 3-way spoonerism ?//   

       I don't believe so, although it's broadly similar to (indeed, a special case of) arichosis. If there were to be a name, it should probably be "Shegfieldism" after Arthur Arthur Shegfield. He wrote a number of largely (and justifiably) forgotten verses in which successive lines contained the same words, but with the initial letters (or at least syllables) rotated.
MaxwellBuchanan, Apr 26 2012

       I wantswan!
UnaBubba, Apr 26 2012

       //superhyb...superbh...// Artificial duck oil.   

       //deather// well there's "luck leather": not so much for the cow of course.   

       //Imagery// I spent a good part of the day trying to insert
"Upon opening, the feathers splay a little before nestling into position, to unruffle any that may have become jostled out of place during handling"
or words to that effect, but it kept throwing the feng shui of "meticulous mechanical furling" way off.

       //swan// yeah good luck with that: a few discombobulated ducks or geese are hardly worth noticing but peacocks and swans usually have owners. § x1
FlyingToaster, Apr 26 2012

       Sorry, pun. I wants one, I does.
UnaBubba, Apr 26 2012

       Well, you could use your own swan: bare scaffolds are available on backorder for custom designers; applying the feathers is a simple matter of inserting them into their holders.   

       R&D is supposed to be working on a new spiral design, but the door's locked and all you can hear inside is giggling, so it could be awhile.
FlyingToaster, Apr 26 2012

       // the door's locked and all you can hear inside is giggling //   

       [marked-for-tagline], Shirley.
Alterother, Apr 26 2012

       I'm wondering if, in the same fashion that a standard umbrella colloquially became known as a "brolly", would a feather brolly become commonly known as a "folly"? And, if so, would the metal ribs of the umbrella assembly be perceived as a "cage"? The resultant device might therefore be a "Cage aux Folly".
jurist, Apr 26 2012

       <stops preparing special au naturel "duck's arse feathers" one-offs for [MaxwellBuchanan] and [bigsleep] long enough to add [jurist] to the list>
FlyingToaster, Apr 27 2012

       I was out with my bow, yesterday, shooting at the butts.
UnaBubba, Apr 27 2012

       Yes, I was wondering who put that into the Pheasant Plucking department's Suggestion Box.   

       (actually all I can imagine is broken arrows from glancing off the concrete... scare the crap out of the spotters though which is usually the point of the exercise)
FlyingToaster, Apr 27 2012

       "Parapluie de canard", surely?

Del: One of my most favouritist meals is Duck à l'Orange, but I don't know how to say that in French.
Rodney: It's canard.
Del: You can say that again bruv!
hippo, Apr 27 2012

       So it's Canard and all orange, you say?
UnaBubba, Apr 27 2012

       How does it fold up?
RayfordSteele, Apr 27 2012

       ...folds like wings! [+]
xandram, Apr 27 2012

       I'm down with this... and I totally read the title wrong.   

       Dyslexics of the world Untie!   

       I love this with all my heart. +
blissmiss, Apr 27 2012


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