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  • noun Plural form of alula.


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  • I climbed to the roof with powerful beats, increasing my angle of attack and slotting my alulae for lift without burble -- climbing at an angle that would stall most fliers.

    The Past Through Tomorrow

  • We went back to the tourist slope and I let her glide, cautioning her to hold both alulae open with her thumbs for more lift at slow speeds, while barely sculling with her fingers.

    The Past Through Tomorrow

  • I completed my stoop in front of the gallery, lowering and spreading my tail so hard I could feel leg muscles knot and grabbing air with both wings, alulae slotted.

    The Past Through Tomorrow

  • Acalyptrata: those muscid flies in which alulae are absent or rudimentary.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology


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