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  • adjective having the characteristics of a wing

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

  • adjective resembling a wing in shape or position


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  • I thought, that I had ever seen -- brushed with a kind of winglike grace every object they encountered.


  • I thought, that I had ever seen -- brushed with a kind of winglike grace every object they encountered.


  • With a dip in the dark standing-seam metal, the roof gets a winglike lift that, underlit at dusk, conjures a certain blackbird.

    A Visitor Center Where Poe Heard a Knocking

  • Still spinning, Tally hung from the board for a moment, until its winglike shape stabilized her.

    Scott Westerfeld: Uglies Quartet

  • Neuman at birth, with red, cowlicky hair and winglike ears.

    The Dirty Life

  • Only the pale green eyes softened the savage image she presented, standing there nervously by the side of a building that seemed to swoop winglike above them in the mist.

    A Corridor in the Asylum

  • Designed by architect Moshe Safdie, it is already an instantly recognizable structure -- a 150,000-square-foot, five-story white building with what appear to be winglike structures drooping off its roof.

    The architecture of the U.S. Institute of Peace on the mall

  • It might be as little as a vivid, all but fluorescent ribbon of orange about the biceps-plus, of course, the sporran-or it might be as much as baggy pantaloons, tremendous winglike collars, steeple hats, platform sandals-there was no end to them, and, except for the ones who walked in pairs, there was no similarity between any of them except in the beauty of their colors and the richness and variety of the fabrics.

    Arcana Magi - c.1: Oryn Zentharis, Seeker of the Truth

  • By the way, various fossils, and some modern examples, are known of insects showing a third pair of winglike structures, in front of the regular two pairs.

    No Longer Sleeping in Seattle - The Panda's Thumb

  • Dawn sent it to me thinking I would enjoy the winglike pockets -- and she thought right.

    April 2008


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