• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Rough-wing a British moth: a rough-winged swallow
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. rúh, rough; Ger. rauch, rauh, Dut. ruig.


In literature:

It is as if an angel in passing on to heaven just touched with her wings this rough coast of ours.
"A New England Girlhood" by Lucy Larcom
His rough hand had closed on the delicate wings of a soul as a boy crushes the butterfly he pursues.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
The bird was dead, stiff, and the feathers of its wings rough and erect.
"The Forty-Five Guardsmen" by Alexandre Dumas
The rough-winged swallow builds in the wall and in old stone heaps, and I have seen the robin build in similar localities.
"A Book of Natural History" by Various
Certainly this resembles a rough sketch of the future wing-case; but how different from the mature structure!
"Social Life in the Insect World" by J. H. Fabre
As he flew, there came out of the east a great bear, very rough, and as black as coal, and with wings that flapped like windmills.
"King Arthur and His Knights" by Maude L. Radford
Then it rubs the rough edges of its hind leg against the edge of its wing-cover.
"Little Busybodies" by Jeanette Augustus Marks and Julia Moody
His rough hand had closed on the delicate wings of a soul as a boy crushes the butterfly he pursues.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
Descent in the winged rocket was rough.
"The Planet Strappers" by Raymond Zinke Gallun
The rare rough-winged swallow deigns to linger and nest in the Park as well as do his more common brethren.
"The Log of the Sun" by William Beebe
Then a net of rough-fibered rope was flung about him, and he felt it draw tight as the winged beasts lifted him up and out into the void.
"The Finding of Haldgren" by Charles Willard Diffin
Fruit with a single, rough, elongated, bony nut surrounded by a 2- to 4-winged coat; ripe in autumn.
"Trees of the Northern United States" by Austin C. Apgar
Eight thousand feet below his wings the rough waters of the channel were moving up to meet him.
"A Yankee Flier with the R.A.F." by Rutherford G. Montgomery
She came riding on its rustling wings, not sunnily smiling as on the plains below, but in rough wild humour.
"Success and How He Won It" by E. Werner
From the wings trudged in a red-cheeked young girl, with a large bust, and brawny rough arms, hanging down over her starched white dress.
"Rough-Hewn" by Dorothy Canfield
Rough-winged, 9, 19, 22, 23, 29, 35, =144=.
"Bird Neighbors" by Neltje Blanchan
Only their cousin, the rough-winged swallow, whose breast is brownish gray, is so plainly dressed.
"Birds Every Child Should Know" by Neltje Blanchan

In poetry:

Are the outside winds too rough?
Is the world not wide enough?
Go, my winged verse, and try,--
Go, like Uncle Toby's fly!
"Opening The Window" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Within the rough four-foot he lay,
A touch of blood on breast and wing—
His life-blood, that had sent away
This only singer of the spring.
"Killed On The Telegraph Wire" by Alexander Anderson
Three times thrice hath winter's rough white wing
Crossed and curdled wells and streams with ice
Since his birth whose praises love would sing
Three times thrice.
"A Ninth Birthday" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Then, light, as when we touch some sacred thing,
I lift it up, and in my hard, rough hand
It lies like down from off some fairy's wing
Wafted to this dull earth from Fairyland.
"Baby's Hair" by Alexander Anderson
When Night's dull wing with shadowy sweep
In darkness veils the world of sleep,
Or when the moon's affrighted eye
Peeps through the wild embattl'd sky,
Silv'ring the rough cloud's edge;
"The Outcast" by Laura Sophia Temple
Rough grows my skin: anon, my upper half
Is changed into a swan;
Soft down and plumage sprout apace,
My arms and fingers on;
Than Daedalus more swift I soar,
And flap my wings o'er groaning Bosphorus' shore.
"From Horace: Book II:Ode II" by Peter John Allan

In news:

Detroit Red Wings director of player development Jiri Fischer has seen Teemu Pulkkinen of Finland play in person roughly a dozen times the past couple of years.
The leading edge protrudes two inches above the top wing surface, and this radical ridge runs rearward roughly a foot.
Pioneers in video art, Jesper Just and Omer Fast produce such slick, well-acted tales they make the old rough-edged loops of introspective tedium, still a staple of museums' contemporary wings, look like child's play.
AP file photo Red Wings' forward Johan Franzen (right) was penalized for roughing Nashville's Shea Weber in the first period of Game 1 Wednesday night.
Reader photos of Puerto Rican Tody, Barn Swallow, Sunbittern, American Robin, Sooty Shearwater, Red-winged Blackbird, Brown Jay, Rough-legged Hawk, Yellow Warbler, and other birds.
Red Wings need to regain defensive edge after rough week.

In science:

For about one decade, this wing roughly follows a power law ν−b (dash–dotted line in Fig. 4).
Structural Relaxation and Mode Coupling in a Simple Liquid: Depolarized Light Scattering in Benzene
The [N II] image shows more complicated structure in the wings, with faint emission extending perpendicular to the waist at least 1.′′ 8, and surrounding a central cavity of diameter roughly the size of the waist.
Hubble Space Telescope Images of Magellanic Cloud Planetary Nebulae
Roughly 40 counts in the halo region arise from the wings of the response to the AGN.
The X-ray jet and halo of PKS 0521-365
The shape of the central core changes slowly with position in the field of view (FOV), whereas beyond a few times 0.1 arc-seconds, the extended low level wings are due to scattering from micro-roughness in the mirrors, and do not change with position.
Cepheid Distances to SNe Ia Host Galaxies based on a Revised Photometric Zero-Point of the HST-WFPC2 and New P-L Relations and Metallicity Corrections