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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.
If a man states that a wing is necessarily relative to a bird, the connexion between these two will not be reciprocal, for it will not be possible to say that a bird is a bird by reason of its wings.
As a hawk dives for a songbird on the wing, so this great, human bird dived for Bradley.
After passing the donjon, which is situated at the extreme end of the left wing, we went to the back of the chateau.
Nothing can be plainer than that wings are formed for flight, yet in how many insects do we see wings so reduced in size as to be utterly incapable of flight, and not rarely lying under wing-cases, firmly soldered together!
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.
But do you think for a moment that I would permit you, or anyone else, to pull the left wing from a yellow butterfly?
Three nights later the left wing of his country house was blown up.
Then said the Fairy, while she bathed the broken wing,--
From it there were outspread two pairs of wings- each wing nearly one hundred yards in length -- one pair being placed above the other, and all thickly covered with metal scales; each scale apparently some ten or twelve feet in diameter.
As they had no wings the strangers could not fly away, and if they jumped down from such a height they would surely be killed.
These great palm-leaves, for which I have endangered my life seven times, must serve us as wings.