Definitions of Eagles

  1. Members of the Falconiformes order of birds, family Accipitridae. They are characterized by their powerful talons, which carry long, curved, pointed claws and by their opposable hindtoe.

Usage examples for Eagles

  1. I think they ought to put her figure on the gold eagles as the American Woman Triumphant, ruling her world." – Together by Robert Herrick (1868-1938)
  2. Sez I to myself: " If Josiah had the eye to see the onseen eagles soarin' up in the sky above his head, mebby he would also see my faults too plain. – Around the World with Josiah Allen's Wife by Marietta Holley
  3. But I did dream of eagles and they did scream above our heads. – A Boy's Ride by Gulielma Zollinger
  4. When Sir Hudson Lowe heard of the eagles he regretted that they had escaped his notice, and that he had given permission for the gifts to be received at Longwood. – Napoleon's Young Neighbor by Helen Leah Reed
  5. Such, at any rate, was the order of the eagles and standards. – Tacitus: The Histories, Volumes I and II by Caius Cornelius Tacitus
  6. Opening the Bible, he read to her, " The eye that mocketh at his father and despiseth to obey his mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it." – Grandmother Elsie by Martha Finley
  7. He was in full dress, and fully equipped, and on his head waved to the last moment his beautiful head- dress of the war- eagles' plumes. – A further contribution to the study of the mortuary customs of the North American Indians First Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1879-80, Government Printing Office, Washington, 1881, pages 87-204 by H. C. Yarrow
  8. Two large eagles were seen flying very high. – My Diary in Serbia: April 1, 1915-Nov. 1, 1915 by Monica M. Stanley
  9. Austria's big pavilion has her double eagles reared up over it; it stands up sixty- five feet high, and is full of splendor. – Samantha at the World's Fair by Marietta Holley
  10. The wild geese screaming to one another overhead, the bald eagles building in the solitary elm that grew by the river, the flocks of great white pelicans that were fishing on the beach of Swan Lake, three miles away, were all objects of envy to the lonesome heart of the girl; for they had companions of their kind- they were husbands and wives, and parents and children, while she- here she checked her thoughts, lest she should be disloyal to her father. – Duffels by Edward Eggleston
  11. " The king- vultures live in pairs as eagles do- though they are often seen in flocks, when a carcass or some other object has brought them together. – The Boy Hunters by Captain Mayne Reid
  12. " But we are going home to our nests," replied the eagles. – Thirty Indian Legends by Margaret Bemister
  13. And I knew him for a soldier of African riflemen, one of those brave children of the desert whom we called " Turcos," and whose faith in the greatness of France has never faltered since the first blue battalion of Africa was formed under the eagles of the First Empire. – The Maids of Paradise by Robert W. (Robert William) Chambers
  14. Didn't the eagles attack you? – Tales from the Veld by Ernest Glanville
  15. While still your swords are yours, with blood to shed In doubtful battle, while the fates are hid, Will you like cravens to your master bear Doomed eagles? – Pharsalia; Dramatic Episodes of the Civil Wars by Lucan
  16. Do you see those eagles? – Pine Needles by Susan Bogert Warner
  17. The Perpetual Edict, while affecting to sustain the treaty, would necessarily destroy it at a blow, while during the brief interval of repose, tyranny would have renewed its youth like the eagles. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  18. You have adorned your eagles with immortal glory. – History of the French Revolution from 1789 to 1814 by F. A. M. Miguet
  19. But that feeling does not apply to young eagles, or even to young swallows and sparrows. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  20. To her it was ever in that aspect he appeared, with a radiance so intense even that there had been moments in which she had veiled her eyes as from a light that only eagles could support. – Mary Magdalen by Edgar Saltus