bastard wing

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bastard wing tuft of small stiff feathers on the first digit of a bird's wing
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Bastard wing (Zoöl) three to five quill feathers on a small joint corresponding to the thumb in some mammalia; the alula.
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Quotations

  • Yevgeny Yevtushenko
    Yevgeny Yevtushenko
    “Why is it that right-wing bastards always stand shoulder to shoulder in solidarity, while liberals fall out among themselves?”

Usage

In literature:

Wing 3.8 inches, tail 2.6, culmen 0.85, tarsus 1.07, bastard primary 0.8.
"Trees. A Woodland Notebook" by Herbert Maxwell
Wing 3.8 inches, tail 2.6, culmen 0.85, tarsus 1.07, bastard primary 0.8.
"Extinct Birds" by Walter Rothschild
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In news:

Heartless Bastards Spread Stylistic Wings.
Heartless Bastards Spread Stylistic Wings.
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