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Light-winged   Listen
adjective
Light-winged  adj.  Having light and active wings; volatile; fleeting.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Light-winged" Quotes from Famous Books



... 'both stilted and repulsive'; 'the phrase "with beaded bubbles winking at the brim" is (though picturesque) trivial'; 'the succeeding image, "Not charioted by Bacchus and his pards"' is 'far worse'; while such an expression as 'light-winged Dryad of the trees' is an obvious pleonasm, for Dryad really means Oak-nymph! As for that superb burst ...
— Reviews • Oscar Wilde

... "No, when light-winged toys Of feathered Cupid seel with wanton dullness My speculative and officed instruments, That my disports corrupt and taint my business, Let housewives make a skillet of my helm, And all indign and base adversities Make head against ...
— The Man Shakespeare • Frank Harris



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