Thesaurus / spread eagle


"The spread eagle ought to use his wings," said Mrs. Tristram.

The AmericanHenry James

The bird, however, did not fall, but lay like a spread eagle in the upper branches.

Mr Graves says that Fielding then lived in "the first house on the right hand with a spread eagle over the door."

It is written with a Spread Eagle, the same sort of machine precisely as my own.

The system necessitating a spread eagle policy on the land question will cost.

Ye ken Jock—he's oor maister's foreman, an' unco weel acquent wi' the dragoons that lodge in the Spread Eagle.

Him I had carefully conveyed to the Garita, when the sailors made what they call a "spread eagle" of him, over the long gun.

Los GringosH. A. (Henry Agustus) Wise

It only needed the throwing open my cloak, and pointing out the “spread eagle” on my button.

The BandoleroMayne Reid

The petty officers' device always has a spread eagle above it.

I put up at the Spread Eagle for the night, for I was tired and hungry.

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