clipped wing

clipped wing

Aircraft with wings modified by removing the tips or outer portion.
References in classic literature ?
So have I seen a bird with clipped wing, making affrighted broken circles in the air, vainly striving to escape the piratical hawks.
I was on the point of answering, "I never said so," but the vicious cockatoo ruffled his clipped wings and gave a screech that set all my nerves on edge in an instant, and made me only too glad to get out of the room.
Europe's Airbus sought to focus on its order books after it suffered a clipped wing, faulty gearbox and delays to a new jet ahead of the aviation industry's showcase event.
A Worcester man has come up with a solution to the problem of clipped wing mirrors.
I've had clipped wing mirrors before and so has my girlfriend and my previous car was hit.
This means that when cars park in the bays on both sides of the roads, there is not enough room for passing traffic to squeeze through - resulting in clipped wing mirrors for those who attempt to get past.
POLICE are investigating a road rage incident in which a man was assaulted after two vehicles clipped wing mirrors.
The QC added: "There is some suggestion that the two vehicles clipped wing mirrors.
Chris Jessie, defending, said Keys went for a drink after work, but as he was driving home he clipped wing mirrors with one vehicle only.
Shocked James Conlin, 58, had offered to pay for the damage when his Fiat Brava clipped wing mirrors with Glass's motor.
Prosecutor Diane Williams told Prestatyn magistrates traffic was light at the time but at Colwyn Bay, Mallinson's Renault Clio clipped wing mirrors with an oncoming car.