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THINGAMABOB OR THINGUMMY: CAN YOU DISTINGUISH BETWEEN THE US AND UK TERMS IN THIS QUIZ?
Do you know the difference between everyday US and UK terminology? Test yourself with this quiz on words that differ across the Atlantic.
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In the UK, COTTON CANDY is more commonly known as…
Also called wing cover.
Origin of wing case
First recorded in 1655–65
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How to use wing case in a sentence
Shard, shrd, n. a fragment, as of an earthen vessel: the wing-case of a beetle.
Certainly this resembles a rough sketch of the future wing-case; but how different from the mature structure!
A fine transparent cushion limits the free edge of the embryo wing and the embryo wing-case.
The instrument by which it produces its music is contrived out of the ordinary nervures of the wing-case.The Western World|W.H.G. Kingston
Each wing case is marked with dotted lines, the breast is dingy yellow, and the antenn and organs of the mouth dull red.The Book of the Aquarium and Water Cabinet|Shirley Hibberd
British Dictionary definitions for wing case
the nontechnical name for elytron
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