Posted by Word Camel on November 14, 2003
In Reply to: What does 'on swift wing' mean? posted by sphinx on November 14, 2003
: It's said that the words engraved on King Tut' tomb is translated as 'Death shall come on swift wings to hime who disturbs the peace of the king.'
: Is 'on swift wing' a fiexed collocation? List some other examples?
: Thanks a lot!
"On swift wings" means it (death) will come fast. It implies that death is like a bird flying swiftly.