What are wings?

  • (noun): Stylized bird wings worn as an insignia by qualified pilots or air crew members.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on wings:

2007–08 Detroit Red Wings Season
... The 2007–08 Detroit Red Wings season began October 3, 2007, against the Anaheim Ducks ... National Hockey League, 76th as the Red Wings ... Three Red Wings players represented the West at the 56th National Hockey League All-Star Game in Atlanta, Georgia ...
Kelly Kisio - Career Statistics
12 4. 1979–80 Calgary Wranglers WHL 4. 1980–81 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 13. 1980–81 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 14. 24 ...
Wings 3D
... Wings 3D is a free, open source, subdivision modeler inspired by Nendo and Mirai from Izware ... Wings 3D is named after the winged-edge data structure it uses internally to store coordinate and adjacency data, and is commonly referred to by its users simply as Wings ... Wings 3D is available for most platforms, including Windows, Linux and Mac OS X, using the Erlang environment ...
Bancroft Hall
... by Beaux-Arts architect Ernest Flagg and its central rotunda and first two wings were built in 1901–06 ... it has been expanded to encompass eight wings of five stories ("decks") each numbered 0-4 ... The original two wings are now the 3rd and 4th wings the next pair, added in the 1920s, are now the 5th and 6th wings a pair added in the late 1930s ...
WINGs Display Manager
... In computing, the WINGs Display Manager (WDM) is a display manager for the X window system, mainly used for graphically logging in, on a Unix-based system ... WINGs is a modification of xdm, XFree86's original display manager ... It uses the WINGs widget toolkit ...

More definitions of "wings":

  • (noun): A means of flight or ascent.
    Example: "Necessity lends wings to inspiration"

Famous quotes containing the word wings:

    Calico Pie,
    The little Birds fly
    Down to the calico tree,
    Their wings were blue,
    And they sang “Tilly-loo!”
    Till away they flew—
    And they never came back to me!
    Edward Lear (1812–1888)

    The man Shelley, in very truth, is not entirely sane, and Shelley’s poetry is not entirely sane either. The Shelley of actual life is a vision of beauty and radiance, indeed, but availing nothing, effecting nothing. And in poetry, no less than in life, he is a beautiful and ineffectual angel, beating in the void his luminous wings in vain.”
    Matthew Arnold (1822–1888)

    But with some small portion of real genius and a warm imagination, an author surely may be permitted a little to expand his wings and to wander in the aerial fields of fancy, provided ... that he soar not to such dangerous heights, from whence unplumed he may fall to the ground disgraced, if not disabled from ever rising anymore.
    Sarah Fielding (1710–1768)