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"Feather merchant"

Posted by Brian from Shawnee on April 04, 2006

In Reply to: "Feather merchant" posted by Hilary Blower on April 03, 2006

: Hi

: I would be interested to know the origin and meaning of the term "Feather merchant".


"A person short or of slight build or a person in a comfortable or easy assignment such as headquarters duty or some staff billet. Often used for all civilians working for the military."