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wings


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
 
 
  {On  the  wing}. 
  a  Supported  by  or  flying  with  the  wings  another. 
 
  {On  the  wings  of  the  wind},  with  the  utmost  velocity. 
 
  {Under  the  wing},  or  {wings},  {of},  under  the  care  or 
  protection  of 
 
  {Wing  and  wing}  (Naut.),  with  sails  hauled  out  on  either 
  side  --  said  of  a  schooner,  or  her  sails,  when  going 
  before  the  wind  with  the  foresail  on  one  side  and  the 
  mainsail  on  the  other  also  said  of  a  square-rigged  vessel 
  which  has  her  studding  sails  set  Cf  {Goosewinged}. 
 
  {Wing  case}  (Zo["o]l.),  one  of  the  anterior  wings  of  beetles, 
  and  of  some  other  insects,  when  thickened  and  used  to 
  protect  the  hind  wings;  an  elytron;  --  called  also  {wing 
  cover}. 
 
  {Wing  covert}  (Zo["o]l.),  one  of  the  small  feathers  covering 
  the  bases  of  the  wing  quills.  See  {Covert},  n.,  2. 
 
  {Wing  gudgeon}  (Mach.),  an  iron  gudgeon  for  the  end  of  a 
  wooden  axle,  having  thin,  broad  projections  to  prevent  it 
  from  turning  in  the  wood.  See  Illust.  of  {Gudgeon}. 
 
  {Wing  shell}  (Zo["o]l.),  wing  case  of  an  insect. 
 
  {Wing  stroke},  the  stroke  or  sweep  of  a  wing. 
 
  {Wing  transom}  (Naut.),  the  uppermost  transom  of  the  stern; 
  --  called  also  {main  transom}.  --J.  Knowles. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  wings 
  n  1:  a  means  of  flight  or  ascent;  "necessity  lends  wings  to 
  inspiration" 
  2:  stylized  bird  wings  worn  as  an  insignia  by  qualified  pilots 
  or  air  crew  members 




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