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wing

 (wĭng)
n.
1.
a. One of a pair of movable appendages used for flying, as the feather-covered modified forelimb of a bird or the skin-covered modified forelimb of a bat or pterosaur.
b. One of the one or two pairs of membranous structures used for flying that extend from the thorax of an insect.
c. A structure or part used by an animal for gliding through the air, as the folds of skin of a flying squirrel or the enlarged pectoral fins of a flying fish.
d. wings An outspread pair of stylized bird's wings worn as insignia by qualified pilots or air crew members.
2. An airfoil whose principal function is providing lift, especially either of two such airfoils symmetrically positioned on each side of the fuselage of an aircraft.
3. Botany
a. A thin or membranous extension, as of the fruit of a maple or ash, the seed of a pine, or the branches of a winged elm.
b. One of the lateral petals of the flower of certain plants in the pea family, such as the sweet pea.
4. Something that resembles a wing in appearance or function, especially:
a. The vane of a weathervane.
b. The sail of a ship.
c. A folding section, as of a double door or of a movable partition.
d. Either of the two side projections on the back of a wing chair.
e. A flat of theatrical scenery projecting onto the stage from the side.
f. Chiefly British The fender of a motor vehicle.
5.
a. A structure that forms an extended part of or is attached to a main structure: the east wing of the school; the children's wing of the hospital.
b. Either of the unseen backstage areas on the sides of the stage of a proscenium theater.
6.
a. The act or manner of flying.
b. A means of flight or rapid movement: Fear lent wings to his feet.
7.
a. A group affiliated with or subordinate to an older or larger organization.
b. Either of two groups with opposing views within a larger group; a faction.
c. A section of a party, legislature, or community holding distinct, especially dissenting, political views: the conservative wing.
8.
a. Either the left or right flank of an army or a naval fleet.
b. An air force unit larger than a group but smaller than a numbered air force or, formerly, than a division.
9. Sports
a. Either of the forward positions near the sides of the playing area, especially in hockey.
b. A player who plays this position.
v. winged, wing·ing, wings
v.intr.
To move swiftly through the air or on wings: birds winging south for the winter.
v.tr.
1.
a. To pass over or through with wings: birds winging the air.
b. To make (one's way) through the air or on wings: birds winging their way north.
c. To carry or transport by flying: The plane winged the troops back home.
2.
a. To furnish with wings: a mythological horse that is winged.
b. To feather (an arrow).
3. To throw or propel (a ball, for example) through the air.
4. To strike or wound in a wing or an appendage: winged me with a snowball.
5. To furnish with side or subordinate extensions, as a building or an altarpiece.
6. To say or do (something) without preparation or forethought; improvise: decided to wing his remarks to reporters.
Idioms:
give wing to
1. To provide the impetus for or enable (something): a mentor who gave wing to my career.
2. To free from constraints or allow to operate freely: a poet who gave wing to her imagination.
in the wings
1. In the stage wings, unseen by the audience.
2. Close by in the background; available at short notice: a presidential candidate waiting in the wings.
on the wing
In flight; flying.
take wing
1. To fly off; soar away.
2. To make progress or have success, especially in a sudden or dramatic manner: when her career took wing.
under (one's) wing
Under one's protection; in one's care.
wing it Informal
To improvise: I hadn't prepared for the interview, so I had to wing it.

[Middle English wenge, winge, of Scandinavian origin; see wē- in Indo-European roots.]

wing

(wɪŋ)
n
1. (Zoology) either of the modified forelimbs of a bird that are covered with large feathers and specialized for flight in most species
2. (Zoology) one of the organs of flight of an insect, consisting of a membranous outgrowth from the thorax containing a network of veins
3. (Zoology) either of the organs of flight in certain other animals, esp the forelimb of a bat
4. (Aeronautics)
a. a half of the main supporting surface on an aircraft, confined to one side of it
b. the full span of the main supporting surface on both sides of an aircraft
c. an aircraft designed as one complete wing
d. a position in flight formation, just to the rear and to one side of an aircraft
5. (Anatomy)
a. an organ or apparatus resembling a wing
b. anatomy any bodily structure resembling a wing: the wings of a sphenoid bone. Technical name: ala
6. anything suggesting a wing in form, function, or position, such as a sail of a windmill or a ship
7. (Botany) botany
a. either of the lateral petals of a sweetpea or related flower
b. any of various outgrowths of a plant part, esp the process on a wind-dispersed fruit or seed
8. a means or cause of flight or rapid motion; flight: fear gave wings to his feet.
9. (Zoology) the act or manner of flying: a bird of strong wing.
10. (Automotive Engineering) Brit the part of a car body that surrounds the wheels. US and Canadian name: fender
11. (Commerce) any affiliate of or subsidiary to a parent organization
12. (General Sporting Terms) sport
a. either of the two sides of the pitch near the touchline
b. a player stationed in such a position; winger
13. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a faction or group within a political party or other organization. See also left wing, right wing
14. (Building) a part of a building that is subordinate to the main part
15. (Theatre) (plural) the space offstage to the right or left of the acting area in a theatre
16. in the wings ready to step in when needed
17. (Fortifications) fortifications a side connecting the main fort and an outwork
18. (Building) a folding panel, as of a double door or a movable partition
19. (Furniture) either of the two pieces that project forwards from the sides of some chairbacks
20. (Automotive Engineering) the US name for quarterlight
21. (Motor Racing) a surface fitted to a racing car to produce aerodynamic download to hold it on the road at high speed
22. (Aeronautics) (plural) an insignia in the form of stylized wings worn by a qualified aircraft pilot
23. (Military) a tactical formation in some air forces, consisting of two or more squadrons
24. (Zoology) any of various flattened organs or extensions in lower animals, esp when used in locomotion
25. (Nautical Terms) the side of a hold alongside a ship's hull
26. (Agriculture) the outside angle of the cutting edge on the share and mouldboard of a plough
27. (Civil Engineering) a jetty or dam for narrowing a channel of water
28. on a wing and a prayer with only the slightest hope of succeeding
29. on the wing
a. flying
b. travelling
c. about to leave
30. take wing
a. to lift off or fly away
b. to depart in haste
c. to become joyful
31. under one's wing in one's care or tutelage
32. clip someone's wings
a. to restrict someone's freedom
b. to thwart someone's ambition
33. on wings flying or as if flying
34. spread one's wings stretch one's wings to make full use of one's abilities
vb (mainly tr)
35. (also intr) to make (one's way) swiftly on or as if on wings
36. (Shooting) to shoot or wound (a bird, person, etc) superficially, in the wing or arm, etc
37. (Pathology) to shoot or wound (a bird, person, etc) superficially, in the wing or arm, etc
38. to cause to fly or move swiftly: to wing an arrow.
39. (Archery) to fit (an arrow) with a feather
40. to provide with wings
41. (Architecture) (of buildings, altars, etc) to provide with lateral extensions
42. wing it informal to accomplish or perform something without full preparation or knowledge; improvise
[C12: from Scandinavian; compare Old Norse vǣngir (plural), Norwegian veng]
ˈwingˌlike adj

wing

(wɪŋ)

n.
1. either of the two forelimbs of birds and some mammals, corresponding to the human arms, that are specialized for flight or may be rudimentary, as in flightless birds, and sometimes adapted for swimming, as in penguins.
2. one of the paired thin, lateral extensions of the body wall on the thorax of an insect, by means of which it flies.
3. a means or instrument of flight, travel, or progress.
4. the act or manner of flying.
5. any winglike part or extension, as the vane of a windmill, the feather of an arrow, or the ala of a bone.
6.
a. one of a pair of airfoils attached transversely to the fuselage of an aircraft and providing lift.
b. both airfoils, taken collectively.
7. a part of a building projecting on one side of, or subordinate to, a central or main part.
8. either of two forward extensions of the sides of the back of an easy chair.
9. either of the two side portions of an army or fleet; flank.
10. an administrative and tactical unit of the U.S. Air Force consisting of two or more groups, a headquarters, and various support units.
11. a faction within a political party or other organization, usu. at one extreme or the other: the liberal wing.
12. Sports. (in some team games) any one of the positions, or a player in such a position, on the far side of the center position, known as the left or right wing with reference to the direction of the opposite goal.
13. Theat.
a. Usu., wings. the space at the right or left side of the playing area of a stage, ordinarily not seen by the audience.
14. Bot.
a. any leaflike expansion, as of a samara.
b. one of the two side petals of a papilionaceous flower.
15. wings, any of various insignia representing outspread wings and usu. signifying achievement, acceptance, etc., esp. the successful completion of flight training.
16. Slang. an arm of a human being.
v.t.
17. to equip with wings or a winglike part or parts.
18. to lend speed or celerity to.
19. to transport on or as if on wings.
20. to perform or accomplish by wings or by flight.
21. to traverse in flight.
22. to wound or disable in the wing: to wing a bird.
23. to wound (a person) in an arm or other nonvital part.
24. to deliver with or by the arm; throw or lob: to wing a ball through a window.
v.i.
25. to travel on or as if on wings; fly; soar.
Idioms:
1. in the wings,
a. in the concealed side area of
a stage; offstage.
b. ready to be called or put into action, as a person or thing intended to replace another.
2. on the wing,
a. in flight, or flying: a bird on the wing.
b. active; traveling.
3. take wing, to begin to fly; take to the air.
4. under one's wing, under one's protection, care, or patronage.
5. wing it, to engage in something with little or no preparation or experience; improvise.
[1125–75; Middle English wenge (pl. n.) < Scandinavian; compare Old Norse vængr, pl. vængir wing]
wing′like`, adj.

wing

(wĭng)
1. One of a pair of specialized parts used for flying, as in birds, bats, or insects.
2. A thin projection on certain plant seeds that are dispersed by the wind, such as the seeds of ash, elm, and maple trees.
3. A part extending from the side of an aircraft, such as an airplane, having a curved upper surface that causes the pressure of air rushing over it to decrease, thereby providing lift.

wing

1. An Air Force unit composed normally of one primary mission group and the necessary supporting organizations, i.e., organizations designed to render supply, maintenance, hospitalization, and other services required by the primary mission groups. Primary mission groups may be functional, such as combat, training, transport, or service.
2. A fleet air wing is the basic organizational and administrative unit for naval-, land-, and tender-based aviation. Such wings are mobile units to which are assigned aircraft squadrons and tenders for administrative organization control.
3. A balanced Marine Corps task organization of aircraft groups and squadrons, together with appropriate command, air control, administrative, service, and maintenance units. A standard Marine Corps aircraft wing contains the aviation elements normally required for the air support of a Marine division.
4. A flank unit; that part of a military force to the right or left of the main body.

Wing

 a flock of plovers; a section of a political or other party; either of two divisions (right wing or left wing) on each side of an army or fleet in battle array; each of the divisions or regiments of an air force.

wing


Past participle: winged
Gerund: winging

Imperative
wing
wing
Present
I wing
you wing
he/she/it wings
we wing
you wing
they wing
Preterite
I winged
you winged
he/she/it winged
we winged
you winged
they winged
Present Continuous
I am winging
you are winging
he/she/it is winging
we are winging
you are winging
they are winging
Present Perfect
I have winged
you have winged
he/she/it has winged
we have winged
you have winged
they have winged
Past Continuous
I was winging
you were winging
he/she/it was winging
we were winging
you were winging
they were winging
Past Perfect
I had winged
you had winged
he/she/it had winged
we had winged
you had winged
they had winged
Future
I will wing
you will wing
he/she/it will wing
we will wing
you will wing
they will wing
Future Perfect
I will have winged
you will have winged
he/she/it will have winged
we will have winged
you will have winged
they will have winged
Future Continuous
I will be winging
you will be winging
he/she/it will be winging
we will be winging
you will be winging
they will be winging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been winging
you have been winging
he/she/it has been winging
we have been winging
you have been winging
they have been winging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been winging
you will have been winging
he/she/it will have been winging
we will have been winging
you will have been winging
they will have been winging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been winging
you had been winging
he/she/it had been winging
we had been winging
you had been winging
they had been winging
Conditional
I would wing
you would wing
he/she/it would wing
we would wing
you would wing
they would wing
Past Conditional
I would have winged
you would have winged
he/she/it would have winged
we would have winged
you would have winged
they would have winged
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wing - a movable organ for flying (one of a pair)
bird - warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
bastard wing, spurious wing, alula - tuft of small stiff feathers on the first digit of a bird's wing
bat, chiropteran - nocturnal mouselike mammal with forelimbs modified to form membranous wings and anatomical adaptations for echolocation by which they navigate
ala - a wing of an insect
fore wing, forewing, fore-wing - either of the anterior pair of wings on an insect that has four wings
haltere, balancer, halter - either of the rudimentary hind wings of dipterous insects; used for maintaining equilibrium during flight
pennon, pinion - wing of a bird
elytron, wing case - either of the horny front wings in beetles and some other insects which cover and protect the functional hind wings
insect - small air-breathing arthropod
flight feather, quill feather, pinion, quill - any of the larger wing or tail feathers of a bird
organ - a fully differentiated structural and functional unit in an animal that is specialized for some particular function
angel - spiritual being attendant upon God
2.wing - one of the horizontal airfoils on either side of the fuselage of an airplane
aileron - an airfoil that controls lateral motion
aerofoil, airfoil, control surface, surface - a device that provides reactive force when in motion relative to the surrounding air; can lift or control a plane in flight
aeroplane, airplane, plane - an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets; "the flight was delayed due to trouble with the airplane"
flaps, flap - a movable airfoil that is part of an aircraft wing; used to increase lift or drag
rib - support resembling the rib of an animal
3.wing - a stage area out of sight of the audiencewing - a stage area out of sight of the audience
stage - a large platform on which people can stand and can be seen by an audience; "he clambered up onto the stage and got the actors to help him into the box"
4.wing - a unit of military aircraft
air unit - a military unit that is part of the airforce
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
air division, division - a unit of the United States Air Force usually comprising two or more wings
squadron - an air force unit larger than a flight and smaller than a group
5.wing - the side of military or naval formation; "they attacked the enemy's right flank"
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
formation - an arrangement of people or things acting as a unit; "a defensive formation"; "a formation of planes"
6.wing - a hockey player stationed in a forward position on either side
hockey player, ice-hockey player - an athlete who plays hockey
7.wing - (in flight formation) a position to the side and just to the rear of another aircraft
position, place - the particular portion of space occupied by something; "he put the lamp back in its place"
8.wing - a group within a political party or legislature or other organization that holds distinct views or has a particular function; "they are the progressive wing of the Republican Party"
social group - people sharing some social relation
9.wing - the wing of a fowl; "he preferred the drumsticks to the wings"
helping, serving, portion - an individual quantity of food or drink taken as part of a meal; "the helpings were all small"; "his portion was larger than hers"; "there's enough for two servings each"
bird, fowl - the flesh of a bird or fowl (wild or domestic) used as food
turkey wing - the wing of a turkey
chicken wing - the wing of a chicken
10.wing - a barrier that surrounds the wheels of a vehicle to block splashing water or mudwing - a barrier that surrounds the wheels of a vehicle to block splashing water or mud; "in Britain they call a fender a wing"
barrier - a structure or object that impedes free movement
auto, automobile, car, motorcar, machine - a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine; "he needs a car to get to work"
mudguard, splash guard, splash-guard - a curved piece above the wheel of a bicycle or motorcycle to protect the rider from water or mud thrown up by the wheels
11.wing - an addition that extends a main building
addition, add-on, improver - a component that is added to something to improve it; "the addition of a bathroom was a major improvement"; "the addition of cinnamon improved the flavor"
building, edifice - a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place; "there was a three-story building on the corner"; "it was an imposing edifice"
ell - an extension at the end and at right angles to the main building
Verb1.wing - travel through the air; be airborne; "Man cannot fly"
go, locomote, move, travel - change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast"
fly - travel over (an area of land or sea) in an aircraft; "Lindbergh was the first to fly the Atlantic"
buzz - fly low; "Planes buzzed the crowds in the square"
rack - fly in high wind
flight - fly in a flock; "flighting wild geese"
fly on - continue flying
soar - fly upwards or high in the sky
hover - hang in the air; fly or be suspended above

wing

noun
1. organ of flight, pinion (poetic), pennon (poetic) The bird flapped its wings furiously.
2. annexe, part, side, section, extension, adjunct, ell (U.S.) We were given an office in the empty west wing of the building.
3. faction, grouping, group, set, side, arm, section, camp, branch, circle, lobby, segment, caucus, clique, coterie, schism, cabal the liberal wing of the Democratic party
verb
1. fly, soar, glide, take wing Several birds broke cover and went winging over the lake.
2. fly, race, speed, hurry, streak, zoom, hasten, hurtle He was soon winging his way home to rejoin his family.
3. wound, hit, nick, clip, graze He shot at the bird but only managed to wing it.
wing it (Informal) improvise, ad lib, play it by ear, busk it (informal), extemporize I'd forgotten my notes so I just had to wing it.

wing

noun
1. A part added to a main structure:
2. A component of government that performs a given function:
verb
1. To move through the air with or as if with wings:
Translations
ثَلاثَة أسْراب من الطائِراتجناحجَناحجَنَاحجَناح الحِزب
импровизирамлетя
křídlo
vinge=-fløjfløjskærmving
lendamapataljonporikaitserügementtiib
siipilaitahyökkääjälaiturilokasuoja
krilo
repülőosztályszárny
vængurvængur, álmavængur, kanturálmaarmur, vængur
날개
ala
aviacijos brigadaaviacijos papulkininkisaviacijos pulkasbesparnisišskrendantis
eskadriļamalamalējais spēlētājsnogrupējumspiebūve
aripă
peruť
krilo
vingeflygel
ปีก
kanatkanat oyuncususağ/sol taraftarafyan
cánh

wing

[wɪŋ]
A. N
1. [of bird] → ala f
the bird spread its wingsel pájaro extendió las alas
to be on the wingestar volando
to shoot a bird on the wingmatar un pájaro al vuelo
on the wings of fantasyen alas de la fantasía
to take wing (liter) → irse volando, alzar el vuelo
to clip sb's wingscortar las alas a algn
to do sth on a wing and a prayerhacer algo con Dios y ayuda
to stretch or spread one's wingsempezar a volar
to take sb under one's wingdar amparo a algn, tomar a algn bajo su protección
2. [of chair] → orejera f, oreja f
3. (Sport) (= position) → extremo m, ala f; (= player) → extremo/a m/f, alero/a m/f
4. (Archit) → ala f
the east/west wingel ala este/oeste
5. (= section) → ala f
the left wing of the partyel ala izquierda del partido
6. (Brit) (Aut) → aleta f
7. wings (Theat) → bastidores mpl
to be waiting in the wingsesperar entre bastidores
B. VT
1. to wing one's way: soon they were airborne and winging their way southpoco tiempo después iban (transportados) por aire en dirección sur
2. (= wound) [+ bird] → tocar en el ala, herir en el ala; [+ person] → herir en el brazo/hombro
3. to wing it (Theat, fig) → improvisar sobre la marcha
C. CPD wing case N (Zool) → élitro m
wing chair Nbutaca f de orejas, butaca f orejera
wing collar Ncuello m de puntas
wing commander Nteniente mf coronel de aviación
wing mirror Nretrovisor m
wing nut Ntuerca f mariposa
wing tip Npunta f del ala

wing

[ˈwɪŋ]
n
[bird, insect] → aile f
The bird flapped its wings furiously → L'oiseau battait furieusement des ailes.
to spread one's wings (fig)déployer ses ailes
to take sb under one's wing → prendre qn sous son aile
to clip sb's wings → rogner les ailes de qn
[plane] → aile f
[building, palace] → aile f; [hospital] → pavillon m
[political organization] → aile f
(SPORT)aile f
to play on the wing → jouer à l'aile
(British) [car] → aile f
front left wing → aile avant gauche
front right wing → aile avant droite wings
npl (THEATRE)coulisses fpl
to be waiting in the wings (fig, fig)attendre en coulissewing back wing-back [wɪŋˈbæk] nlatéral m, défenseur m latéralwing commander nlieutenant-colonel m (de l'armée de l'air)

wing

n
(of bird, plane, building, Mil, Pol, Sport) → Flügel m; (of chair)Backe f; (Brit Aut) → Kotflügel m; on the wingim Flug(e); to take somebody under one’s wing (fig)jdn unter seine Fittiche nehmen; to spread one’s wings (fig: children) → flügge werden; to take wing (lit)davonfliegen; (project etc) → Auftrieb bekommen; on the wings of fantasy (liter)auf den Flügeln or Schwingen der Fantasie or Phantasie; on the wings of song (liter)auf (des) Gesanges Flügeln (liter); on a wing and a prayerauf gut Glück; do you expect me to grow or sprout wings? (inf)du glaubst wohl, ich kann fliegen? (inf); to play on the (left/right) wing (Sport) → auf dem (linken/rechten) Flügel spielen
(Aviat: = section of air force) → Geschwader nt; wings pl (= pilot’s badge)Pilotenabzeichen nt; to get one’s wings (fig)sich (dat)seine Sporen verdienen
wings pl (Theat) → Kulisse f; to wait in the wings (lit, fig)in den Kulissen warten
vt
to wing one’s way (= fly)fliegen
(fig: liter, = give wings to) → beflügeln
(= graze) person, bird(mit einem Schuss) streifen; you only winged itdas war nur ein Streifschuss, du hast es nur gestreift
vifliegen

wing

:
wingback
n (Ftbl) (Brit) → offensiver Außenverteidiger, offensive Außenverteidigerin; (US) → Flügelverteidiger(in) m(f)
wing beat
wing-case
nDeckflügel pl, → Flügeldecken pl
wing chair
nOhren- or Backensessel m
wing collar
nEckenkragen m
wing commander
n (Brit) → Oberstleutnant m(der Luftwaffe)

wing

:
wing feather
nFlügelfeder f
wing-forward
n (Rugby) → Flügelstürmer(in) m(f)
wingless
adjflügellos
wing nut
wingspan
wingspread
nSpannweite f
wing-three-quarter
n (Rugby) → Dreiviertelspieler(in) m(f)auf dem Flügel
wing tip
nFlügelspitze f

wing

[wɪŋ] n
a. (gen, also) (Sport, Archit, Pol) → ala (Brit) (Aut) → fiancata
to take sb under one's wing → prendere qn sotto le proprie ali
the left wing of the Conservative Party → la sinistra del Partito Conservatore
b. the wings npl (Theatre) → le quinte

wing

(wiŋ) noun
1. one of the arm-like limbs of a bird or bat, which it usually uses in flying, or one of the similar limbs of an insect. The eagle spread his wings and flew away; The bird cannot fly as it has an injured wing; These butterflies have red and brown wings.
2. a similar structure jutting out from the side of an aeroplane. the wings of a jet.
3. a section built out to the side of a (usually large) house. the west wing of the hospital.
4. any of the corner sections of a motor vehicle. The rear left wing of the car was damaged.
5. a section of a political party or of politics in general. the Left/Right wing.
6. one side of a football etc field. He made a great run down the left wing.
7. in rugby and hockey, a player who plays mainly down one side of the field.
8. in the air force, a group of three squadrons of aircraft.
winged adjective
having wings. a winged creature.
-winged
a four-winged insect.
ˈwinger noun
in football etc, a player who plays mainly down one side of the field.
ˈwingless adjective
wings noun plural
the sides of a theatre stage. She waited in the wings.
wing commander
in the air force, the rank above squadron leader.
ˈwingspan noun
the distance from the tip of one wing to the tip of the other when outstretched (of birds, aeroplanes etc).
on the wing
flying, especially away. The wild geese are on the wing.
take under one's wing
to take (someone) under one's protection.

wing

جَنَاح křídlo vinge Flügel φτερό ala siipi aile krilo ala 날개 vleugel vinge skrzydło asa крыло vinge ปีก kanat cánh 翅膀

wing

n. ala.

wing

n (of a hospital) ala
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Oh, you Wing Biddlebaum, comb your hair, it's falling into your eyes," commanded the voice to the man, who was bald and whose ner- vous little hands fiddled about the bare white fore- head as though arranging a mass of tangled locks.
It was dug out under the wing of the house, was plastered and cemented, with a stairway and an outside door by which the men came and went.
repeated Hawkeye, with singular and ill-concealed disdain; "do you take me for a whimpering boy at the apronstring of one of your old gals; and this good rifle on my knee for the feather of a goose's wing, my ox's horn for a bottle of ink, and my leathern pouch for a cross-barred handkercher to carry my dinner?
As his car slid downtown on Tuesday morning the mind of Arnold Thorndike was occupied with such details of daily routine as the purchase of a railroad, the Japanese loan, the new wing to his art gallery, and an attack that morning, in his own newspaper, upon his pet trust.
Nevertheless, vixenly as she looks, many people are seeking at this very moment to shelter themselves under the wing of the federal eagle; imagining, I presume, that her bosom has all the softness and snugness of an eiderdown pillow.
In the porkers he saw carved out the future sleek side of bacon, and juicy relishing ham; not a turkey but he beheld daintily trussed up, with its gizzard under its wing, and, peradventure, a necklace of savory sausages; and even bright chanticleer himself lay sprawling on his back, in a side dish, with uplifted claws, as if craving that quarter which his chivalrous spirit disdained to ask while living.
She had told me, bit by bit, under pressure, a great deal; but a small shifty spot on the wrong side of it all still sometimes brushed my brow like the wing of a bat; and I remember how on this occasion--for the sleeping house and the concentration alike of our danger and our watch seemed to help-- I felt the importance of giving the last jerk to the curtain.
So have I seen a bird with clipped wing, making affrighted broken circles in the air, vainly striving to escape the piratical hawks.
At this time I used to stand in the stable and my coat was brushed every day till it shone like a rook's wing.
I could see I was going considerable to looard of the bush, so I worked my starboard wing slow and went ahead strong on the port one, but it wouldn't answer; I could see I was going to broach to, so I slowed down on both, and lit.
Away off in the flaming sunshine, Cardiff Hill lifted its soft green sides through a shim- mering veil of heat, tinted with the purple of distance; a few birds floated on lazy wing high in the air; no other living thing was visible but some cows, and they were asleep.
I waited behind her chair, and was pained to behold Catherine, with dry eyes and an indifferent air, commence cutting up the wing of a goose before her.