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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EAGLE

He was short and fat and bald, with little eyes, but with a look like an eagle.

One had the look of an eagle, with his beak-nose and deep-set, uncowed eyes.

The raven, wolf, and eagle are the regular epic accompaniments of battle and carnage.

It was my first introduction to the American eagle screaming for all it was worth.

The difference only between the eagle and the vulture,—serenity or restlessness.

His bird was the eagle, which carried the lightning in its claws.

The Sibyl picked them up and wrote with an eagle's quill on each.

My captain is an eagle, both as respects his eye and soaring wings.

Cynan, the eagle of the land of men, who are heroes with no English.

In the assault like the eagle at the fall of rivers thou wert.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., from Old French egle, from Old Provençal aigla, from Latin aquila "black eagle," fem. of aquilus, often explained as "dark colored" (bird); see aquiline. The native term was erne. Golf score sense is first recorded by 1908 (according to old golf sources, because it "soars higher" than a birdie). The figurative eagle-eyed is attested from c.1600.

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