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- adj. Having a vane or vanes.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Furnished with a vane or vanes.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (of an arrow) equipped with feathers
Feathers or "vaned feathers" cover the exterior of the bird and "down" refers to the softer feathers that grow underneath the exterior feathers.
Black-vaned against the unending white, its wings beat and beat about his head.
The basic design, a triple-vaned rotor atop a vertical shaft, hasn't changed much in 50 years.
Stolid and utilitarian of design, it was de'scending on four vaned lifting jets.
Stolid and utilitarian of design, it was descending on four vaned lifting jets.
Sometime after ten o'clock the next morning, with Lauren and Alan and Teresa in one rented car, Sam and Robin in the other, they cara vaned to Taos.
The crossbar was vaned and changed position with the breeze, moving with minimal changes in wind direction or velocity.
Ramoth hovered, her wing-span greater than even Mnementh's as she vaned idly.
Mnementh rumbled approvingly as he vaned his pinions to land lightly on the grass-etched flagstones of Fax's Hold.
As yet we really have no idea " and no data " as to just how ubiquitous and vaned life may be in this galaxy; it is conceivable that life as we don't know it can evolve on any sort of a planet ... and nothing in our present knowledge of chemistry rules this out.
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