Windage to Wineglass

(Wind"age) n. [From Wind air in motion.]

1. (Gun.) The difference between the diameter of the bore of a gun and that of the shot fired from it.

2. The sudden compression of the air caused by a projectile in passing close to another body.

(Wind"as) n. See 3d Windlass. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Wind"bore`) n. The lower, or bottom, pipe in a lift of pumps in a mine. Ansted.

(Wind"bound`) a. (Naut.) prevented from sailing, by a contrary wind. See Weatherbound.

(Wind"-break`) v. t. To break the wind of; to cause to lose breath; to exhaust. [R.]

'T would wind-break a mule to vie burdens with her.

(Wind"-break`), n. A clump of trees serving for a protection against the force of wind. [Local, U. S.]

(Wind"-bro`ken) a. Having the power of breathing impaired by the rupture, dilatation, or running together of air cells of the lungs, so that while the inspiration is by one effort, the expiration is by two; affected with pulmonary emphysema or with heaves; — said of a horse. Youatt.

(Wind"er) n. [From Wind to turn.]

1. One who, or that which, winds; hence, a creeping or winding plant.

2. An apparatus used for winding silk, cotton, etc., on spools, bobbins, reels, or the like.

3. (Arch.) One in a flight of steps which are curved in plan, so that each tread is broader at one end than at the other; — distinguished from flyer.

(Wind"er) v. t. & i. [Prov. E. winder a fan, and to winnow. . Cf. Winnow.] To fan; to clean grain with a fan. [Prov. Eng.]

(Wind"er), n. A blow taking away the breath. [Slang]

(Wind"er), v. i. To wither; to fail. [Obs.] Holland.

(Wind"fall`) n.

1. Anything blown down or off by the wind, as fruit from a tree, or the tree itself, or a portion of a forest prostrated by a violent wind, etc. "They became a windfall upon the sudden." Bacon.

2. An unexpected legacy, or other gain.

He had a mighty windfall out of doubt.
B. Jonson.

(Wind"fall`en) a. Blown down by the wind.

(Wind"-fer`ti*lized) a. (Bot.) Anemophilous; fertilized by pollen borne by the wind.

(Wind"flow`er) n. (Bot.) The anemone; — so called because formerly supposed to open only when the wind was blowing. See Anemone.

(Wind"gall`) n. (Far.) A soft tumor or synovial swelling on the fetlock joint of a horse; — so called from having formerly been supposed to contain air.

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