Synonyms of wing in English:
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This lovely word is specific to the hawk: it means 'to turn once or twice on the wing before attacking.' I like it for its sound—can-sah-leer—but also for all the work that little word performs. One pictures the hawk in the air, sturdy, graceful, circling, then swooping down with fierce purpose. Canceleer can be both noun and verb, and wouldn’t it be nice to use it metaphorically, to describe that time of graceful preparation before one takes decisive action?Joshua Ferris
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