Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having yellow wings, or wings marked with yellow: applied to sundry birds: as, the golden-winged woodpecker, Colaptes auratus; the golden-winged warbler, Helminthophila chrysoptera.

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Examples

  • As Lucien started across the terrace, a frowning Hekate padding in his wake, several golden-winged Fallen stepped into his path, taloned fingers resting on the Celtic-scrolled hilts of the long knives sheathed at their sides.

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  • I shoved my imagination beyond the golden-winged angel and the beaten, bleeding dragon, to the sky beyond, where nothing lay but the stars.

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  • Another six species are confined entirely to Socotra, including the golden-winged grosbeak (Rhynchostruthus socotranus), the only representative of its genus.

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  • A swarm of golden-winged butterflies descended, danced around the heads of nobles and peasants alike, and dissipated, sparkles of sundust in the light breeze.

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  • Nini is based on a golden-winged swallow kite design.

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  • I look back at the bird, golden-winged in flight, and it seems more beautiful, less ordinary.

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  • Grandma is like a butterfly in the breeze, golden-winged but delicate, as fragile as the world.

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  • The four in Kirtar's party had been killed, so this golden-winged fighter must be a messenger from the north.

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  • Kirtar's party had been killed, so this golden-winged fighter must be a messenger from the north.

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  • A green-scaled and golden-winged dragon, its burnished crest shining like a sun, shattered the corridor of chaos, burst out of Death's Gate, and attacked the serpent.

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