Wingless bird(Zoöl.), the apteryx.

(Wing"let) n.

1. A little wing; a very small wing.

2. (Zoöl.) A bastard wing, or alula.

(Wing"man*ship) n. [From Wing, in imitation of horsemanship.] Power or skill in flying. [R.] Duke of Argyll.

(Wing"-shell`) n. (Zoöl.) (a) Any one of various species of marine bivalve shells belonging to the genus Avicula, in which the hinge border projects like a wing. (b) Any marine gastropod shell of the genus Strombus. See Strombus. (c) Any pteropod shell.

(Wing"y), a.

1. Having wings; rapid.

With wingy speed outstrip the eastern wind.

2. Soaring with wings, or as if with wings; volatile airy. [Obs. or R.]

Those wingy mysteries in divinity.
Sir T. Browne.

(Wink) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Winked ; p. pr. & vb. n. Winking.] [OE. winken, AS. wincian; akin to D. wenken, G. winken to wink, nod, beckon, OHG. winchan, Sw. vinka, Dan. vinke, AS. wancol wavering, OHG. wanchal wavering, wanchn to waver, G. wanken, and perhaps to E. weak; cf. AS. wincel a corner. Cf. Wench, Wince, v. i.]

1. To nod; to sleep; to nap. [Obs.] "Although I wake or wink." Chaucer.

2. To shut the eyes quickly; to close the eyelids with a quick motion.

He must wink, so loud he would cry.

And I will wink, so shall the day seem night.

They are not blind, but they wink.

3. To close and open the eyelids quickly; to nictitate; to blink.

A baby of some three months old, who winked, and turned aside its little face from the too vivid light of day.

1. Having wings attached to the feet; as, wing-footed Mercury; hence, swift; moving with rapidity; fleet. Drayton.

2. (Zoöl.) (a) Having part or all of the feet adapted for flying. (b) Having the anterior lobes of the foot so modified as to form a pair of winglike swimming organs; — said of the pteropod mollusks.

(Wing"-hand`ed) a. (Zoöl.) Having the anterior limbs or hands adapted for flight, as the bats and pterodactyls.

(Wing"-leaved`) a. (Bot.) Having pinnate or pinnately divided leaves.

(Wing"less), a. Having no wings; not able to ascend or fly.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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