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See also: Winge
- To cringe.
- (Australia, New Zealand, Britain, slang) Alternative form of
- 1992, Sky Phillips, Secret mission to Melbourne, November, 1941, page 45:
- Mostly, they were wingeing about the lousy cook and the same thing served too often
- 1993, Michael Fisher, The Nightmare Man, page 169:
- His wife will winge her bloody head off, but Nev will come good.
- 2002, Diana Wynne Jones, A Tale of Time City, page 41:
- "I'm miserable," Sam proclaimed, plodding behind with his shoelace flapping. "Nobody ever gives me butter-pies when I need them." / "Shut up," said Jonathan. "Stop wingeing."
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- A wing (arm that enables aviation):
- a. 1382, John Wycliffe, “Apocalips 4:8”, in Wycliffe's Bible:
- And the foure beeſtis hadden euery of hem ſixe wyngis; and al aboute and with ynne thei weren ful of iȝen; and thei hadden not reſte dai and nyȝt, ſeiynge, Hooli, hooli, hooli, the Lord God almyȝti, that was, and that is, and that is to comynge.
- And all of the four beasts had six wings; and they were covered with eyes across all their body; and they didn't rest [through] day or night, saying: "Holy, holy, holy, the almighty Lord God, who was, who is, and who will come".
- An object that looks like a wing; a depiction of a wing.
- A flank, section or portion of an army; a part of a troop.
- (figuratively) Any method of flight or aviation.
- (figuratively) A shelter, safeguard or refuge (as a bird guards its young)
- (rare, Late Middle English) A section or portion of something other than an army.
- (rare) An mechanical or synthetic wing; a device designed to enable flight.
- (rare) An object of little significance.