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whitewing

[hwahyt-wing, wahyt-] /ˈʰwaɪtˌwɪŋ, ˈwaɪt-/
noun
1.
a person who wears a white uniform, especially a public street cleaner.
Origin of whitewing
1850-1855
First recorded in 1850-55; white + wing
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  • “What my friend knows not, another may tell him,” said whitewing.

    The Prairie Chief R.M. Ballantyne
  • I will go,” said whitewing, on hearing this; “and my horse is ready.

    The Prairie Chief R.M. Ballantyne
  • whitewing was one of those men who are swift to conceive and prompt in action.

    The Prairie Chief R.M. Ballantyne
  • The sun was setting when whitewing and his friend rode into Clearvale.

    The Prairie Chief R.M. Ballantyne
  • whitewing will take the prey from under their very noses,” returned the Indian.

    The Prairie Chief R.M. Ballantyne
  • whitewing and Leetil Tim are hid on yonder hillock like snakes in the grass.

    The Prairie Chief R.M. Ballantyne
  • whitewing will be a great warrior when Bald Eagle is in the grave.

    The Prairie Chief R.M. Ballantyne
  • The doubts and difficulties of whitewing were finally cleared away.

    The Prairie Chief R.M. Ballantyne
  • Indeed it is said that whitewing has no party with him, that he travels alone.

    The Prairie Chief R.M. Ballantyne
  • All the action must be on your part, whitewing, and that of your friends.

    The Prairie Chief R.M. Ballantyne

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