from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Plural of
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun plural (Zoöl.) The quill feathers of the wings of a bird.
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- noun Plural form of
remex- the flight feathersof a bird
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Wise Men talk Latin among themselves, they say _remiges_, for 'remiges' means rowers. "
The distal parts of the wings and legs get dropped intact and undamaged, as do remiges and rectrices.
Four nestling passerines, with their remiges still in pin, were dead at the bottom end of the garden.
Poculum quasi sinus in quo saepe naufragium faciunt, jactura tum pecuniae tum mentis Erasm. in Prov. calicum remiges. chil.
On the remiges the markings are quite regularly hexagonal in shape; and on the upper coverts of the tail and on the rectrices they are accompanied with numerous ferruginous blotches, some of which are irregularly scattered over the whole surface of the vane, while others, marked in the center with a blackish spot, are disposed in series along the shaft and resemble ocelli.
Finally, the lower parts, abdomen, sides, and thighs, are pale gray, and the remiges and retrices are black.
Forming a vast expansion of the bony and fleshy framework are the quills, or flight-feathers, called collectively the "remiges."
The plumage of the remiges of the wings of every species of owl that I have yet examined is remarkably soft and pliant.
Again, those two remarkable black spots on the remiges of each wing of the stock-dove, which are so characteristic of the species, would not, one should think, be totally lost by its being reclaimed, but would often break out among its descendants.
German silk-tail, from the five peculiar crimson tags or points which it carries at the ends of five of the short remiges.