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  • adj. Having a vane or vanes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Furnished with a vane or vanes.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (of an arrow) equipped with feathers


vane +‎ -ed (Wiktionary)


  • Feathers or "vaned feathers" cover the exterior of the bird and "down" refers to the softer feathers that grow underneath the exterior feathers.

    Ari Solomon: Down With The Truth

  • Black-vaned against the unending white, its wings beat and beat about his head.


  • The basic design, a triple-vaned rotor atop a vertical shaft, hasn't changed much in 50 years.

    Catching The Wind

  • Stolid and utilitarian of design, it was de'scending on four vaned lifting jets.

    Mid Flinx

  • Stolid and utilitarian of design, it was de­scending on four vaned lifting jets.

    Mid Flinx

  • Sometime after ten o'clock the next morning, with Lauren and Alan and Teresa in one rented car, Sam and Robin in the other, they cara vaned to Taos.

    Higher Authority

  • The crossbar was vaned and changed position with the breeze, moving with minimal changes in wind direction or velocity.

    Timegod's World

  • Ramoth hovered, her wing-span greater than even Mnementh's as she vaned idly.


  • Mnementh rumbled approvingly as he vaned his pinions to land lightly on the grass-etched flagstones of Fax's Hold.


  • As yet we really have no idea " and no data " as to just how ubiquitous and vaned life may be in this galaxy; it is conceivable that life as we don't know it can evolve on any sort of a planet ... and nothing in our present knowledge of chemistry rules this out.

    The Worlds Of Robert A Heinlein


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