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Having clipped the wings of flying French outfit Narbonne 42-33 in Reading three years ago in the European Shield decider, Quins will have little to fear but opponents Montferrand on May 22.
World No 11 Anthony Hamilton clipped the wings of snooker's Maltese Falcon in Wembley last night to join Alan McManus in the semi-finals of the Benson and Hedges Masters.
Marden and Kramer clipped the wings of some stone flies of the species Taeniopteryx burksi, videotaping individuals before and after clipping to assess skimming speed relative to wing size and to the ratio of flight-muscle mass to body size.