Definitions

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  • adj. Not winged.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ winged

Examples

  • "Her need for love is as wide as the sky," Lawrence rhapsodizes in his diary, "and as impossible for an unwinged mortal to fulfill."

    The Princess Reimagined

  • Both rulers breed stocks of enormous dragons, unwinged and Earthbound, more resembling dinosaurs with their powerful horns and tails, lumbering across the ground like army tanks.

    Archive 2005-01-01

  • Oh, other things too: a damnable honesty, the penchant for misery, a yearning for magnificence but a spirit unwinged.

    At Swim, Two Boys

  • It resembles no insect, winged or unwinged, which the fish can have seen.

    Short Stories and Selections for Use in the Secondary Schools

  • Predatory insects of other orders also attack them, especially when in the unwinged state.

    Argentina from a British Point of View

  • Millions of unwinged locusts (called _lucton_) have been seen floating down river streams, whilst, however, the winged insect cannot resist the heavy rains which accompany a hurricane.

    The Philippine Islands

  • Their form was upright and unwinged, but more than this we could not see.

    Pharaoh's Broker Being the Very Remarkable Experiences in Another World of Isidor Werner

  • And there are occasional prize dogs, beautiful fluffy-haired cats, and wonderfully bred guinea pigs with such long feathery hair, high crests, and top-knots that they bear a strange likeness to unwinged cockatoos.

    My beloved South,

  • Behind the hills dawn, in its cloak of unearthly colors, was beginning to fill the cup of heaven, and the multitude of small birds, waking from their slumbers, unwinged their heads and started to utter their matins like honest choristers.

    The God of Love

  • Our steamer was clean enough and staunch enough, but she was not large -- no bigger, I thought, than a gondola, that night as the waves tossed her to and fro, till unwinged things took flight all through her cabins and over her decks.

    Italian Journeys

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