Usage examples for GIER

  1. 76 Strong is the lion- like a coal His eyeball- like a bastion's mole His chest against the foes: Strong the gier- eagle on his sail, Strong against tide the enormous whale Emerges as he goes. – Specimens with Memoirs of the Less-known British Poets, Vol. 3 by George Gilfillan
  2. It requires just as much heat as will boil the kettle, to take the Gier- eagle up to his nest; and as much more to bring him down again on a hare or a partridge. – The Ethics of the Dust by John Ruskin
  3. In England throughout the eighteenth century the grotesque belief prevailed that if a widow were " married in Her Smock without any Clothes or Head Gier on," the husband would be exempt from paying any of his new wife's ante- nuptial debts; and many records of such debt- evading marriages appear. – Customs and Fashions in Old New England by Alice Morse Earle
  4. Ask the gier- eagle why she stoops at once Into the vast and unexplored abyss, What full- grown power informs her from the first, Why she not marvels, strenuously beating The silent boundless regions of the sky. – Life of Robert Browning by William Sharp