That same year, the CIA began to invest heavily in a more pro-American wing of the ISI, known as the T-wing.
Once, when I was shooting a train on the ground, I hit the train and knocked off half my wing but was able to fly the plane back.
Graham knows that he needs to make amends with the DeMint wing of the party.
These are not just fringe figures but elected officials and other leaders of the Tea-vangelist wing of the GOP.
While limping home, Brown noticed a German fighter off his wing.
Sub-eroded: wing margins when somewhat, but irregularly, indented.
He still held her by the wing, and they lay on the ground and looked at each other.
Only the Cap is in the block, old man Mitchell, in charge of this wing.
Hardly would the thing have made a wing of the manor house at Chaynes-Wotten.
Orioles were sowing the pure, sweet air with notes of gold, poured out while on wing.
late 12c., wenge, from Old Norse vængr "wing of a bird, aisle, etc." (cf. Danish and Swedish vinge "wing"), of unknown origin, perhaps from a Proto-Germanic *we-ingjaz and ultimately from PIE root *we- "blow" (cf. Old English wawan "to blow;" see wind (n.)). Replaced Old English feðra (plural) "wings" (see feather). The meaning "either of two divisions of a political party, army, etc." is first recorded c.1400; theatrical sense is from 1790.
Verbal phrase wing it (1885) is from theatrical slang sense of an actor learning his lines in the wings before going onstage, or else not learning them at all and being fed by a prompter in the wings. The verb to wing "shoot a bird in the wing" is from 1802. The slang sense of to earn (one's) wings is 1940s, from the wing-shaped badges awarded to air cadets on graduation. To be under (someone's) wing "protected by (someone)" is recorded from early 13c. Phrase on a wing and a prayer is title of a 1943 song about landing a damaged aircraft.
Any of various paired movable organs of flight, such as the modified forelimb of a bird or bat or one of the membranous organs extending from the thorax of an insect.
Something that resembles a wing in appearance, function, or position relative to a main body.