Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having the wings white, wholly or in part: specifying various birds.
“Mystery bird: white-winged widowbird, Euplectes albonotatus”
“Six shots, five birds, two of 'em were white-winged doves.”
“I have a bird feeder in my backyard and over the years I seem to have attracted a small group of white-winged doves that wait for me politely in the morning.”
“Her eyebrows climbed as she directed her gaze back to them, eyes black as her white-winged hair, a demanding stare of impatience so loud she night as well have shouted.”
“Adam, you claim that "Her eyebrows climbed as she directed her gaze back to them, eyes black as her white-winged hair" is bad writing, and it plainly is; but it's comprehensible and parseable English, if clumsy.”
“Her eyes are not being described as white: her hair is being described as white-winged a perfectly clear NP formed from the compound adjective 'white-winged' and the noun, er, 'hair'.”
“Among the distinctive bird species in the hotspot is the aforementioned white-winged guan (Penelope albipennis, CR), which is found only in the dry forests at the southern extreme of the hotspot.”
“The Tumbesian Region EBA, with 17 threatened bird species confined entirely to it, including the white-winged guan (Penelope albipennis, CR) and the Peruvian plantcutter (Phytotoma raimondii, EN), is considered one of the three EBAs most critically in need of conservation action.”
“The white-winged guan was rediscovered in 1977 after a lack of records for more than a century; today, fewer than 200 individuals are thought to exist in the wild.”
“Long ago, he'd come to Kalaman with his parents and he cherished fond memories of the open-air bazaar, the seaport where the white-winged ships lay at anchor, and a hundred other wonders.”
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