BORN THIS WEEK Natalie Portman (June 9, 1981) The molting one herself is a Gemini ruled by winged Mercury.
For centuries, scientists have been searching for an ancient temple dedicated to a winged warrior.
Both the winged feathered kind, and the earthbound humanoids, waiting to be plucked.
Bassam handed me a large piece, with no attempt to wave away the swirl of winged insects dive-bombing from all directions.
The punningly named, 6-foot-2, winged heroine Fevvers flies her way through 1890s Europe.
Maia, in whose honor this month was named, is the mother of Mercury, the winged messenger of the gods.
The voice again said, 'Behold the winged separates from that which hath no wings!'
Below, the spirits of Ash-Mut and winged figures of Ra on either side.
But in the meadow all around the sacred place was a city of winged tents.
I read his Skylark—a winged flame—passionate as blood—tender as tears—pure as light.
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.