Round-winged

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Round-winged having rounded wings, as some British moths
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. roond (Fr. rond)—L. rotundusrota, a wheel.

Usage

In literature:

Round and round she flew, her great wings flapping audibly, a giant bird circling its prey.
"The Fire People" by Ray Cummings
A man came round the corner of the house, crossed the square, and, lurching a little, made for the door of the lighted wing.
"The Branding Iron" by Katharine Newlin Burt
I had taken the youngster somewhat under my wing of late, and he was keen to accompany me on my rounds.
"A Veldt Vendetta" by Bertram Mitford
The sky and sea, their broad wings round us sweeping, Close out the world, and hold us in their keeping.
"Mentone, Cairo, and Corfu" by Constance Fenimore Woolson
It consists of three main wings, and a fourth and smaller wing, and is built round a courtyard.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 1" by Various
The Angel gave a shrug of the wing and turned round to look at the Vicar again.
"The Wonderful Visit" by Herbert George Wells
When the insects are at rest, all the wings are wrapped closely round the body.
"Butterflies and Moths" by William S. Furneaux
The right column was withdrawn and, swinging round west behind the left column, became the left wing of the force.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume VII (of VIII)" by Various
Round their fair forms their mingling arms they fling, Meet with warm lip, and clasp with nestling wing.
"Heathen Mythology" by Various
He rose and steadied himself by a wing, then looked round.
"H.M.S. ----" by Klaxon
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In poetry:

Brow of God dreams of hues,
Senses madness’ gentle wings.
Round the hill wield in rings
Black decay and shaded views.
"Whispered Into Afternoon" by Georg Trakl
O sweet Sleep-Angel, throned now
On the round glory of his brow,
Wave thy wing and waft my vow
Breathed over Baby Charley.
"Baby Charley" by Sidney Lanier
Wings past and sings; and seven
Notes, wild as fragrance is,—
That turn to flame in heaven,—
Float round him full of bliss.
"The Redbird" by Madison Julius Cawein
Noo starlèns do rise in vlock on wing—
Noo goocoo in nest-green leaves do sound—
Noo swallows be now a-wheelèn round—
Dip after dip, an’ swing by swing.
"The Fall" by William Barnes
She hath no scorn of common things,
And, though she seem of other birth,
Round us her heart entwines and clings,
And patiently she folds her wings
To tread the humble paths of earth.
"My Love" by James Russell Lowell
When Hope but made Tranquillity be felt— A Flight of Hopes for ever on the wing
But made Tranquillity a conscious Thing—
And wheeling round and round in sportive coil
Fann'd the calm air upon the brow of Toil—
"When Hope but made Tranquillity be felt (fragment)" by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

In news:

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The Martins (25-11) threw out the tying run at the plate as they defeated Lonsdale (27-4) in the first round of state on Thursday night at the Red Wing Athletic Field (where Regal won a state title in 1991).
This year, the junior wing is aiming to round out his game even more.
First, there's the Dream Chaser 's appearance: With its sleek, swept-back wings and rounded nose, it looks very much like a miniature version of the space shuttle that captured the nation's imagination over a 30-year period.
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The Detroit Red Wings completed their first round sweep of the Phoenix Coyotes last night with a 6-3 win on the road in Arizona.
Rufenach was picked by the Detroit Red Wings in the seventh round of the 2007 draft.
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