bastard wing

bastard wing
noun Date: 1772 alula

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Bastard wing — Bastard Bas tard, a. 1. Begotten and born out of lawful matrimony; illegitimate. See {Bastard}, n., note. [1913 Webster] 2. Lacking in genuineness; spurious; false; adulterate; applied to things which resemble those which are genuine, but are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bastard wing — n. ALULA …   English World dictionary

  • bastard wing — noun tuft of small stiff feathers on the first digit of a bird s wing • Syn: ↑alula, ↑spurious wing • Derivationally related forms: ↑alular (for: ↑alula) • Hypernyms: ↑feathe …   Useful english dictionary

  • bastard wing — noun A tuft of feathers borne by the bony thumb like structure in a birds wing; alula …   Wiktionary

  • bastard wing — noun a group of small quill feathers on the first digit of a bird s wing …   English new terms dictionary

  • bastard wing — bas′tard wing n. orn alula 1) • Etymology: 1765–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • bastard wing — /ˈbastəd wɪŋ/ (say bahstuhd wing) noun → alula …   Australian English dictionary

  • bastard wing — Ornith. alula (def. 1). [1765 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • Bastard — Bas tard, a. 1. Begotten and born out of lawful matrimony; illegitimate. See {Bastard}, n., note. [1913 Webster] 2. Lacking in genuineness; spurious; false; adulterate; applied to things which resemble those which are genuine, but are really not… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bastard ashlar — Bastard Bas tard, a. 1. Begotten and born out of lawful matrimony; illegitimate. See {Bastard}, n., note. [1913 Webster] 2. Lacking in genuineness; spurious; false; adulterate; applied to things which resemble those which are genuine, but are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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