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  • noun A cooked (usually breaded) wing of a chicken.
  • verb volleyball, humorous Passing a hard-hit ball with the upper arm extended out from the body. This usually has the lower arm pulled in toward the body, and is reminiscent of a chicken's wings when trussed.


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  • The champions have had three players banned after only four league matches, following the loss of Jeff Lima, who was found guilty of a chicken-wing tackle.

    Banned Sam and Joel Tomkins will miss Wigan against Huddersfield 2011

  • Remaining meat companies, including industry leader Tyson, are intent on rebuilding balance sheets and navigating the highs and lows of seasonal demand, such as the Thanksgiving bonanza for turkey producers this week and the peak for chicken-wing suppliers during the March Madness college-basketball tournament.

    Meat Producers Seek a Supply Balance Marshall Eckblad 2011

  • But a chicken-wing glut has sent prices below Quaker's floor, and the company has missed out on the savings.

    Restaurants Test New Ways to Shop Julie Jargon 2011

  • Anyway, a chicken-wing festival is suggested, and in real life, Buffalo citizens decided to take them up on it, starting in 2002.

    The Short List 2010

  • There is even long-sleeve shapewear to keep you warm and to control the chicken-wing look.

    Become Your Own Matchmaker Patti Stanger with Lisa Johnson Mandell 2009

  • But it doesn't mean I won't out-live him with his huge liver and chicken-wing habit.

    tumor-tot Diary Entry tumor-tot 2009

  • Beginning cooks can choose what looks good and go with Moose's marinade recommendations, while chicken-wing aficionados can get creative and mix and match ingredients, using Moose's recipes as a guideline.

    Karen Leland: Superbowl 2009: a Chicken Wing Extravaganza 2009

  • Some Toledo residents are organizing a concert and chicken-wing cook-off for September to raise money to bring the mounted unit back.

    Budgets Clip Mounted Police Units 2009

  • Always culinarily edgy -- which is good in the sense of open-mindedness but bad in the sense of eating endangered species such as bluefin tuna and whales -- Japan is the country that produces such intriguing ice-cream (aisu) flavors as eel, crab, octopus, wasabi, soy sauce, chicken-wing, fermented soybean (natto aisu), horsemeat (basashi aisu) and ... well, whale.

    Anneli Rufus: Wiggly Coffee Wows Japan 2009

  • People watching the Super Bowl who saw how much they had already eaten -- in this case, leftover chicken-wing bones -- ate 27 percent less than people who had no such environmental cues, finds a new Cornell study.

    RELIGION Blog | 2009


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