Volkswagen: wings Did you know that every time a Volkswagen hits 100,000 miles, a German engineer gets his wings?
“The regime is like an eagle, and every time you do a mission, you cut off one of its wings,” he said.
Bud Fox straps on wings and flies too close to the Gekko sun.
The deficit hawks pontificate on camera while in the wings the tradesmen of the Congress fill districts with holiday cheer.
When the bird, which weighs more than 10lbs, flapped her wings, the prince was almost clipped by her impressive four foot span.
Horizontal: said of wings when held parallel to the horizon.
The voice again said, 'Behold the winged separates from that which hath no wings!'
Measure the distance across the back from tip to tip of wings.
The ornithopter has hinged planes which work like the wings of a bird.
"Oh no," said the fairy, rustling her wings in some displeasure.
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.