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unfledged

(of a young bird) not having developed adult feathers
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From the role of a national movement to a ruling party, the Muslim League could not perform in the initial years through its unfledged politicians.
While proven flexible and cost-effective, cloud services users should also gear up for potential risks and challenges as the industry is still unfledged and compliance traps could be distressing.
Soyinka does not blame children who are recruited by adult jihadists and made to swallow the fiction of scriptures as literal truth and serve as suicide bombers in the war but their teachers who abuse their unfledged minds and cause their mental disorientation.
Not the performance itself, but the stupidity and social demands of Anne's acquaintances have kept them apart: non-listeners like the Dalrymple party, who patronize a concert only to "draw as many eyes, excite as many whispers, and disturb as many people as they could" (201), or ignorant listeners like the Durands, who sit "'with their mouths open to catch the music; like unfledged sparrows ready to be fed'" (209) stand in the way of the pleasure that Anne and Wentworth could partake, if allowed to be together.
In Finland, mallard and common goldeneye have advanced the timing of breeding in early spring, leading to smaller proportions of unfledged birds at the onset of the hunting season and hence possibly lower hunting mortality of young birds and brood-rearing females (Oja & Poysa 2005).
A strong breeze soon fanned the spark into a flame, and the eaglets, as yet unfledged and helpless, were roasted in their nest and dropped down dead at the bottom of the tree.
In Hemans's Petrarchan sonnet, the unfledged bird on the nest is a metaphor for the human spirit awaiting its flight after death into "immeasurable skies":
The challenges facing the unfledged private sector remain insurmountable since they have trait to the areas of investments rather than productivity potential.
heads limp on distended necks, unfledged wings, bulging eyes never to
But unfortunately western campaign remained successful in winning and molding some irresponsible segments of unfledged Pakistani media against the government, security agencies and ISI.
we can't rinse away or swallow, while the unfledged boy on
Ours is an era of questioning all tenets about canonical and unfledged cultural artefacts through hyphenated manoeuvres such as re-positioning, re-framing, re-visioning and re-versioning, de-coding and recoding, re-constructing and de-constructing, and so on--in short, re-thinking those beliefs and truths so often mis-taken as inalienable, immutable, and naturally-ordered.