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eagle

Definitions

  • The lynx, bear and eagle go after the hunters' buffalo carcass
    The lynx, bear and eagle go after the hunters' buffalo carcass
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v eagle shoot in two strokes under par
    • v eagle shoot two strokes under par "She eagled the hole"
    • n eagle any of various large keen-sighted diurnal birds of prey noted for their broad wings and strong soaring flight
    • n eagle an emblem representing power "the Roman eagle"
    • n eagle a former gold coin in the United States worth 10 dollars
    • n eagle (golf) a score of two strokes under par on a hole
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Eagle tail. Arikara Eagle tail. Arikara
THE EAGLE FLIES AWAY WITH TOM THE EAGLE FLIES AWAY WITH TOM
BALD-EAGLE BALD-EAGLE
Eagle plow, about 1849 Eagle plow, about 1849
The four youths mounted the eagles The four youths mounted the eagles
The Gold Eagle The Gold Eagle
"THE OCEAN EAGLE SOARED" "THE OCEAN EAGLE SOARED"
eagle eagle

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There are approximately 7,000 feathers on an eagle
    • Eagle A gold coin of the United States, of the value of ten dollars.
    • Eagle (Astron) A northern constellation, containing Altair, a star of the first magnitude. See Aquila.
    • Eagle (Zoöl) Any large, rapacious bird of the Falcon family, esp. of the genera Aquila and Haliæetus. The eagle is remarkable for strength, size, graceful figure, keenness of vision, and extraordinary flight. The most noted species are the golden eagle (Aquila chrysaëtus); the imperial eagle of Europe (Aquila mogilnikorAquila imperialis); the American bald eagle (Haliæetus leucocephalus); the European sea eagle (Haliæetus albicilla); and the great harpy eagle (Thrasaetus harpyia). The figure of the eagle, as the king of birds, is commonly used as an heraldic emblem, and also for standards and emblematic devices. See Bald eagle Harpy, and Golden eagle.
    • Eagle The figure of an eagle borne as an emblem on the standard of the ancient Romans, or so used upon the seal or standard of any people. "Though the Roman eagle shadow thee."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: An eagle can kill a young deer and fly away with it.
    • n eagle Properly, a very large diurnal raptorial bird of the family Falconidæ and genus Aquila (which see), having the feet feathered to the toes, and no tooth to the bill, which is straight for the length of the cere. There are about 9 species, all confined to the old world except the golden eagle, Aquila chrysaëtus, which ranges also in North America. This is the typespecies, to which the term originally attached; it is 3 feet or more in length, of a dark-brown color, deriving the epithet golden from the ruddybrown feathers of the back of the neck. It preys on lambs, hares, rabits, various birds, such as grouse, and carrion. Other notable species are the imperial eagle, A. heliaca; the Russian eagle, A. mogilnik; the spotted eagle, A. maculata (or nævia). From its size, strength, rapacity, and powers of flight and vision, the eagle has been called the king of birds; but its prowess is greatly exaggerated. By the ancients it was called the bird of Jove, and it was borne on the Roman standards. Many nations, as France under the Bonapartes, Austria, Prussia, and Russia, have adopted it as the national emblem. In heraldry it ranks as one of the most noble bearings in coat-armor.
    • n eagle A member of the genus Haliaëtus, which comprises the fishing-eagles, sea-eagles, or earns, resembling the eagle proper in size and form, but having the shank bare of feathers and scaly: such as the white-or bald-headed eagle, or bald eagle, H. leucocephalus, the national emblem of the United States; the white-tailed eagle, H. albicilla; the pelagic eagle, H. pelagicus, etc.
    • n eagle A name of many raptorial birds lager than the hawk and the buzzard, only distantly related, as the harpy eagle, booted eagle, etc. A number of genera of such large hawks are sometimes grouped with the true eagles in a subfamily Aquilinæ (which see).
    • n eagle [capitalized] An ancient northern constellation between Cygnus and Sagittarius, containing the bright star Altair. It seems to be shown on Bæbylonian stones of high antiquity, and the statement still current that it almost touches the equinoctial refers to the position of that circle about 2000 b. c. At present the constellation, enlarged by the addition of Antinoüs shortly after the Christian era, extends 20° north and 13° south of the equator. See Aquila, 2.
    • n eagle A military ensign or standard surmounted by the figure of an eagle. It is especially associated with ancient Rome, though borne, with various modifications, by certain modern nations, as France under the first and second empires.
    • n eagle A lectern, usually of wood or brass, the upper part of which is in the shape of an eagle with outstretched wings supporting a book-rest, the eagle being the symbol of Saint John the Evangelist.
    • n eagle A gold coin of the United States, of the value of 10 dollars, weighing 258 grains troy, 900 fine, and equivalent to £2 1s. 1d. sterling.
    • n eagle In architecture, a name for a pediment.
    • n eagle In the game of roulette, a spot, outside the regular 36 numbers, upon which is the picture of an eagle. If this is the winning number, the bank takes in all bets except those made on that particular one. See roulette. Also called eagle-bird.
    • n eagle The young of the bald eagle, Haliaėtus leucocephalus.
    • n eagle A base foreign coin which circulated in England in the reign of Edward I.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Tommy McDonald, a receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles, was the last NFL player to wear a helmet without a face mask.
    • n Eagle ē′gl a name given to many birds of prey in the family Falconidæ: a military standard carrying the figure of an eagle: a gold coin of the United States, worth ten dollars
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Quotations

  • Motto
    Motto
    “Eagles do not beget Doves.”
  • Proverb
    Proverb
    “An eagle does not catch flies.”
  • Charles Prestwich Scott
    Charles Prestwich Scott
    “Eagles come in all shapes and sizes, but you will recognize them chiefly by their attitudes.”
  • William Blake
    William%20Blake
    “When thou seest an eagle, thou seest a portion of genius; lift up thy head!”
  • William Henry Hudson
    William Henry Hudson
    “You cannot fly like an eagle with wings of a wren.”
  • William Harvey
    William Harvey
    “There is a lust in man no charm can tame: Of loudly publishing his neighbor's shame: On eagles wings immortal scandals fly, while virtuous actions are born and die.”

Idioms

Eagle eyes - Someone who has eagle eyes sees everything; no detail is too small.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. egle, F. aigle, fr. L. aquila,; prob. named from its color, fr. aquilus, dark-colored, brown; cf. Lith. aklas, blind. Cf. Aquiline
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. aigle—L. aquila.

Usage

In literature:

If we can hold on at this gait we'll soon reach a port in England, where we can transship the Grey Eagle and get home.
"Boy Scouts in the North Sea" by G. Harvey Ralphson
The Girl Scouts of the Eagle's Wing had chosen silver and gold as their camp colors.
"The Girl Scouts in Beechwood Forest" by Margaret Vandercook
You are now old enough to think about eagle feathers.
"Indian Child Life" by Charles A. Eastman
Gray Eagle doesn't like rain.
"A Tar-Heel Baron" by Mabell Shippie Clarke Pelton
From the first, his eagle eye had seen the end and all the long, blood-marked way between.
"The Clansman" by Thomas Dixon
Where's the big tree with the black eagle's nest?
"The Young Alaskans on the Missouri" by Emerson Hough
I had no idea there was such a pretty place in Eagle Pass.
"Children of the Desert" by Louis Dodge
Chew-chew talked with Eagle-eye and at length they tried to make friends with the god.
"The Later Cave-Men" by Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
Wherefore we die, bequeathing this Palace to the eagles who will devour our bodies and build their eyries on our towers.
"Jewish Fairy Tales and Legends" by Gertrude Landa
While this was going on, the eagle came back and sailed about, high overhead.
"When Life Was Young" by C. A. Stephens
In this nest was a young eagle; but who would venture to take it?
"Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen" by Hans Christian Andersen
Often in the Himalaya I have watched an eagle circling overhead.
"The Heart of Nature" by Francis Younghusband
But when they saw the basket, and realized the eagle's kindly act, they flew toward him and thanked him very earnestly for his assistance.
"Policeman Bluejay" by L. Frank Baum
For hours she has been waiting to see the White Eagle.
"The Wild Huntress" by Mayne Reid
The eagles sometimes pounce down and carry off young turkeys, as is shown in this picture.
"Friends in Feathers and Fur, and Other Neighbors" by James Johonnot
When he took courage to look out from behind the picture, he saw twelve eagles flying in.
"The Yellow Fairy Book" by Leonora Blanche Alleyne Lang
Eagles rarely change their habitation, and, unless disturbed, a pair will inhabit the same nest for years.
"Harper's Young People, February 10, 1880" by Various
He noted also a peculiarity which he had never seen in any other eagle.
"Kings in Exile" by Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts
We could never get an eagle's feather, but this child certainly can get one for us.
"Indian Fairy Tales" by Anonymous
The birds chose the eagle for their captain, and the animals chose the bear.
"Two Indian Children of Long Ago" by Frances Taylor
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In poetry:

He went, with his noble heart unworn,
And pure, and high;
An eagle stooping from clouds of morn,
Only to die!
"The Death-Day Of Korner" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
From this session interdict
Every fowl of tyrant wing,
Save the eagle, feather'd king;
Keep the obsequy so strict.
"The Phoenix And The Turtle" by William Shakespeare
The mother sat to watch the vale,
Nor yet his sport forbid;
But starts to see the Eagle sail
Above the trembling kid.
"The Eagle" by William Hayley
In my dream, methought I trod,
Yesternight, a mountain road;
Narrow as Al Sirat's span,
High as eagle's flight, it ran.
"My Dream" by John Greenleaf Whittier
'Tis but a woman, pale and faint,--
As woman oft may prove,
Whose eagle spirit soars beyond
The home-flight of the dove.
"A Ballad Of 1812" by Sarah Anne Curzon
Strongest of wingëd creatures thou,
Great eagle of our God!
From what vast eyrie bendest now
Where feet have never trod, --
"The Wing Of Faith" by Annie Adams Fields

In news:

Scott Mehus with Donald, the National Eagle Center resident Golden Eagle.
Under Eagles defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, left, the Eagles have allowed 51 points and 763 yards in two games.
The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK. Staff and wire reports Enid News and Eagle.
Vienna-Goreville jumped out to a 15-6 lead at the half, and the Eagles easily cruise to the 27-6 win over SVWW VG head coach Mike Rude picked up his 200th career win in the process, as the Eagles improve to (3-1) in the BDC.
Did you know that the Eagles used to be the Steelers and the Steelers the Eagles.
American Eagle and its pilots union have hit an impasse in efforts to agree on a new contract before Eagle is spun off from AMR Corp. Also the parent of American Airlines, the union said.
In celebration of our national symbol, I came across a great website with great photography, collectables, ways to donate to help eagles, and really neat video of a baby eagle in a nest in Tennessee.
We wish to thank the Eagle Valley Enterprise and Vail Daily for the story of Dad's paintings and display at the Eagle Library.
FREEPORT— The Eagles Auxiliary will hold its Christmas party at 6 pm Dec 18 at the Eagles Club, 1200 W Galena Ave, Freeport.
The Chagrin Falls Eagles #2436 Auxiliary will host a Christmas bazaar from 11 am to 4 pm Dec 1 at the Eagles Club, 231 South Main Street, Chagrin Falls.
Last winter's mild temperatures and an early spring may have given Vermont's bald eagle population a big boost, as a record number of young eagles — eaglets — were fledged.
Robert Hutton has admired bald eagle 's his entire life, collecting figurines of the majestic bird since he was a kid, so when he spotted an injured eagle in the middle of the road Friday he knew he had to help.
Robert Hutton has admired bald eagle's his entire life, collecting figurines of the majestic bird since he was a kid, so when he spotted an injured eagle in the middle of the road Friday he knew he had to help.
Corey Perrine/Staff Na Yeon Choi selects an iron before blasting out of a sand trap on 11 Saturday, Nov 17, 2012 at the Twin Eagles Club Eagle Course in Naples, Fla.
The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK. Staff reports Enid News and Eagle.
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In science:

New stars are being triggered into formation along the edges of the envelopes, with pillars (similar to the Eagle Nebula) of molecular gas streaming away from the the regions of star formation.
The Formation of Star Clusters
Several massive dust pillars are found streaming away from R136, similar to the famous HST image of the Eagle Nebula.
The Formation of Star Clusters
Scowen et al. (1998) shows that these pillars are indeed very similar to the pillars in the Eagle Nebula.
The Formation of Star Clusters
This approach was first introduced by Eagles (1969) and Leggett (1980) with the main motivation to explore the properties of superconductivity and superfluidity beyond the weak-coupling limit kF |a| ≪ 1.
Theory of ultracold Fermi gases
Specific attempts (see Eagles, 1996, for an example of a cross-formalism survey) have been made to standardise undercategorisation processes.
A prototype for projecting HPSG syntactic lexica towards LMF
Ravi, N., Scott, J., Han, L. and Iftode, L., Context -aware Battery Management for Mobile Phones. in Proceedings of the 2008 Sixth Annual IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications, 2008. Eagle, N . and Pentland, A., Eigenbehaviors: identifying structure in routine.
Practical Context Awareness: Measuring and Utilizing the Context Dependency of Mobile Usage
Among the first explicit descriptions and implementations of large-scale sensing with personal devices was the Reality Mining concept put forward by Pentland at MIT (Eagle and Pentland 2006).
FuturICT
Wesolowski, A., Eagle, N., Tatem, A.J., Smith, D.L., Noor, A.M., Snow, R.W. and Buckee, C.O.: Quantifying the impact of human mobility on malaria.
FuturICT
It has been shown by Eagles, Nozieres and Schmitt-Rink and by a number of other authors that value of the binding energy (magnitude of the gap in the single particle spectrum) does not scale linearly with the superfluid phase stiffness ns which determines the transition temperature Tc .
The flow equation approach to the pairing instability problem
The original theoretical ideas behind the crossover, from the Bardeen-Cooper-Schrieffer (BCS) superconductivity with largely overlapping Cooper pairs to the BoseEinstein condensation (BEC) of dilute bosons, date back to the pioneering work by Eagles for low-carrier doped superconductors1 .
Quantitative comparison between theoretical predictions and experimental results for the BCS-BEC crossover
Thanks to the elegant, but simple, mean-field-like theories proposed by Eagle and Legget and Nozieres and Schmitt-Rink, zero-temperature superfluid properties are well understood [11–13].
Thermodynamic Properties of Universal Fermi Gases
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