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Adj.1.short-winged - (especially of certain insects) having very short or rudimentary wings
winged - having wings or as if having wings of a specified kind; "the winged feet of Mercury";
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ACROSS 1 Small country house 5 Con trick 10 Segment of a circle 11 Spaceman 12 Goes up in flames 13 O OOO15 Current information 17 Star cluster 18 Very well known 20 Dessert 23 Children's home 24 Short-winged coastal bird 25 Thump 26 Childhood illness DOWN 2 Transpire 3 Temporary 4 Field entrances 6 French castle 7 Speechless 8 Port 9 State of belonging nowhere 14 Be involved 16 Poker-faced 19 Empty area 21 Escape 22 Grave
Most researchers recognize 2 basic female forms--a long-winged dispersive "type form" and an early-maturing, short-winged gravid "second form.
unveiled a short-winged rocket-plane it says will be capable of carrying passengers on sub-orbital space flights as early as 2010.