Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Marked with yellow on the wing, as various birds, etc.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • In the previous post I discussed bird predation in the megadermatids (the false vampires or yellow-winged bats).

    Archive 2006-06-01

  • Megadermatids, the false vampires or yellow-winged bats, are a group of the Old World and Australasian tropics.

    Archive 2006-06-01

  • Though I came to this resolve from impulse, I think that I took the course which was in effect the most prudent, for the cheerfulness of spirits which I was thus enabled to retain discouraged the yellow-winged angel, and prevented him from taking a shot at me.

    Eothen

  • For a short time after the yellow-winged monoplane had mounted and turned south and westward over the vapory river, the boys had a new sensation.

    On the Edge of the Arctic or, An Aeroplane in Snowland

  • Nothing less than a beautiful little yellow-winged moth that was caught and was beating his wings and fluttering to get out.

    The Cheerful Cricket and Others

  • I was once trying to catch a yellow-winged wood - pecker in its nest when my arm became twisted and lodged in the deep hole so that I could not get it out without the aid of a knife; but we were a long way from home and my only companion was a deaf mute cousin of mine.

    Indian Boyhood

  • I was once trying to catch a yellow-winged woodpecker in its nest when my arm became twisted and lodged in the deep hole so that I could not get it out without the aid of a knife; but we were a long way from home and my only companion was a deaf mute cousin of mine.

    Indian Boyhood

  • I was once trying to catch a yellow-winged woodpecker in its nest when my arm became twisted and lodged in the deep hole so that I could not get it out without the aid of a knife; but we were a long way from home and my only companion was a deaf-mute cousin of mine.

    Indian Child Life

  • If yellow-winged locusts appear in a man's house, the master of the house will die and that house will be overthrown.

    The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria

  • Before the burrows of _Cerceris tuberculus_ and other devourers of the weevil, and before that of the yellow-winged Sphex, the slayer of crickets, there is plenty of distraction, owing to the busy movements of the community.

    Social Life in the Insect World

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