prune (v.)
[of birds] trim feathers with the beak, preen
1H4 I.i.97[Westmorland to King Henry] Worcester, / Malevolent to you in all aspects, / Which makes him prune himself, and bristle up / The crest of youth against your dignity
Cym V.iv.118[Sicilius to all, of Jupiter] his royal bird / Prunes the immortal wing
LLL IV.iii.181[Berowne to all] When shall you see me ... spend a minute's time / In pruning me?
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