Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of forewing.

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Examples

  • It would have braked by swinging its back wings beneath it, hitting the destination tree first with the back claws, then those on the forewings.

    Birdology

  • We needed the warmth to keep our forewings and vestigial rear wings in good condition.

    FILIAL TIES • by Rumjhum Biswas

  • A clouded border fluttered in, then another moth with pale underwings and forewings shaded in tawny contours, two copies of the same map.

    Wildwood

  • The first moth to fly in after I arrived was a sturdy little creature with dark-brown striated forewings.

    Wildwood

  • The hind wings started to shift more towards the gyroscopic function which they had always performed, in a small way, as wings, becoming smaller, and heavier for their size, while the forewings enlarged to take over more of the flying.

    THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH

  • There would have been a gradual continuum of change, as the forewings assumed ever more of the burden of aviation, while the hind wings shrank to take over the avionics.

    THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH

  • The hind wings are completely membranous and concealed by the forewings which have a leathery anterior portion and membranous posterior portion.

    Insecta (Aquatic)

  • The adult moth is very striking, with its 3-inch wingspan, white and black spotted forewings, and metalic blue abdomen with orange markings.

    Giant Leopard Moth | clusterflock

  • The orange color on the hindwings is visible thru the gap between the forewings.

    Train station lepidopteran: Apantesis

  • It is most strongly manifested in the Papilios and the Pieridae, and consists in the forewings being either strongly curved or abruptly bent near the base, or in the extremity being elongated and often somewhat hooked.

    The Malay Archipelago

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