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 for To wing a flight
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wing \Wing\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Winged; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Winging.]
     1. To furnish with wings; to enable to fly, or to move with
        celerity.
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              Who heaves old ocean, and whowings the storms.
                                                    --Pope.
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              Living, to wing with mirth the weary hours.
                                                    --Longfellow.
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     2. To supply with wings or sidepieces.
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              The main battle, whose puissance on either side
              Shall be well winged with our chiefest horse.
                                                    --Shak.
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     3. To transport by flight; to cause to fly.
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              I, an old turtle,
              Will wing me to some withered bough.  --Shak.
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     4. To move through in flight; to fly through.
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              There's not an arrow wings the sky
              But fancy turns its point to him.     --Moore.
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     5. To cut off the wings of or to wound in the wing; to
        disable a wing of; as, to wing a bird; also, [fig.] to
        wound the arm of a person.
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     To wing a flight, to exert the power of flying; to fly.
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