Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The point of the wing; the apex of the longest primary of a bird's wing. This is often the end of the first primary, which may exceed in length the next one by as much as or by more than the second surpasses the third. The most pointed wings result from this conformation, and the wing is generally the more rounded the further removed the longest primary is from the first one. A sharp yet strong wing results from the greatest length of the second or third primary, supported nearly to its end by those next to it on each side; and, in general, two or three feathers, of nearly or quite equal lengths, compose the wing-tip.
“Especially had he been in quest of the famed jungle butterfly, a foot across from wing-tip to wing-tip, as velvet-dusky of lack of colour as was the gloom of the roof, of such lofty arboreal habits that it resorted only to the jungle roof and could be brought down only by a dose of shot.”
“So nothing stops them as they insert the old wing-tip deeply in among the dentition.”
“He must have been fifteen feet from wing-tip to wing-tip.”
“Before Thursday's order announcements, Airbus had received 332 orders for the A320neo, which it says will deliver 15% fuel savings because of more-efficient engines and wing-tip devices known as sharklets.”
“At any rate, by the time I had passed Kingston on my way back on the thruway your own lawyers and those wing-tip zombie ones over at the state party HQ had already filed objections with the BOE and with a kool-aid drunk hack judge in Nassau County.”
“In Pretty in Pink, Hughes never tells us about Duckie's family -- he doesn't have to, because the wing-tip shoes, stripped-bare mattress, thrift-store jacket, and Otis Redding's "Try a Little Tenderness" do all the talking.”
“It's a dress Oxford wing-tip that has little perforations in its toe.”
“I thought at first the upper arms were supposed to be wings--or a wing-tip collar.”
“Adam follows it, scraping away more sand, and finds a copper cable encrusted with green and blue leading to a wing-tip light.”
“Normal Outfit: to work, a button-down semi-dress shirt with khakis with wing-tip docs, on the weekend, usually jeans with a short-sleeved shirt or T-shirt and topsiders.”
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