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Remiges

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n. pl Remiges (Zoöl) The quill feathers of the wings of a bird.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n remiges Plural of remex.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. remex, -igis, an oarsman

Usage

In literature:

Finally, the lower parts, abdomen, sides, and thighs, are pale gray, and the remiges and retrices are black.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 829, November 21, 1891" by Various
Bear patiently, therefore, with his scattered remiges, and be not hasty with your charge of irreverence before the story is read.
"The Wonderful Visit" by Herbert George Wells
Six or seven remiges were attached to the hand, ten to the ulna.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 4" by Various
With ten functional remiges.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 7" by Various
Slightly elevated remiges and rectrices, still in the sheath, were visible on the ninth day.
"The Postnatal Development of Two Broods of Great Horned Owls" by Donald F. Hoffmeister
The remiges range in number from 16, as in humming-birds, to 48 as in the albatross, according, in short, to the length of the wing.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 2" by Various
Totam cum Scotus Iernem, Movit et infesto spumavit remige Thetys.
"The Pre-Columbian Discovery of America by the Northmen" by B. F. De Costa
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