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" By his wide curvature of wing and sudden suspension in air, he knows him to be the fish-hawk, settling over some devoted victim of the deep. His eye kindles at the sight, and balancing himself with half-opened wings on the branch, he watches the result.... "
The Percy Anecdotes ... - Page 20
1839
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The Monthly Repository and Library of Entertaining Knowledge, Volume 4

1834
...and balancing himself, with half-opened wings, on the branch, he watches the result. Down, rapid as an arrow from heaven, descends the distant object...reaching the ear as it disappears in the deep, making the surge foam around. At this moment the eager looks of the eagle are all ardour; and levelling his neck...
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A System of Natural History: Containing Scientific and Popular Descriptions ...

Birds - 1834 - 684 pages
...and balancing himself with half opened wings, on the branch, he watches the result. Down, rapid as an arrow from heaven, descends the distant object of his attention, the ronr of its wings reaching the ear as it disappears in the deep, making the surges foam around ! At...
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An Introduction to the Study of Birds: Or, the Elements of Ornithology on ...

Birds - 1835 - 584 pages
...sight, and balancing himself with half opened wings on the branch, he watches the result. Down, rapid as an arrow from heaven, descends the distant object...making the surges foam around ! At this moment the eager looks of the Eagle are all ardour ; and, levelling his neck for flight, he sees the fish-hawk...
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The Parterre of fiction, poetry, history [&c.]., Volume 2

1835
...and, balancing himself with half-opened wings on the branch, he watches the result. Down, rapid as an arrow from heaven, descends the distant object...making the surges foam around ! At this moment the eager looks of the eagle are all ardour ; and, levelling his neck for fiight, he sees the fish-hawk...
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The Parterre, Volume 2

1835
...and, balancing himself with half-opened wings on the branch, he watches the result. Down, rapid as an arrow from heaven, descends the distant object...making the surges foam around ! At this moment the eager looks of the eagle are all ardour ; and, levelling his neck for flight, he sees the fish-hawk...
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The Faculties of Birds

James Rennie - Birds - 1835 - 338 pages
...Martyr, Nor. Orb. Deracl, i. C ; apud Montbeillard, Oiseaux. t Hist. Nat. x, 223. R Down, rapid as an arrow from heaven, descends the distant object...making the surges foam around. At this moment the eager looks of the eagle are all ardour; and, levelling his neck for flight, he sees the fish-hawk...
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The Penny Cyclopędia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful ..., Volume 3

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1835
...half-opened wings on the branch, be watches the result. Down, rapid as an arrow from heaven descend« tbf distant object of his attention, the roar of its wings...reaching the ear as it disappears in the deep, making the *urj.-. foam around. At this moment the eager looks of tk> eagle are all ardour; and levelling his...
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The Parterre, Volume 2

1835
...deep, making the surges foam around ! At this moment the eager looks of the eagle are all ardour ; and, levelling his neck for flight, he sees the fish-hawk once more emerge, struggling with his prey, and mounting in the air with screams of exultation. These are the signals...
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Tales of Animals: Comprising Quadrupeds, Birds, Fishes, Reptiles, and Insects

Samuel Griswold Goodrich - Animals - 1837 - 327 pages
...and balancing himself, with half opened wings, on the branch, he watches the result. Down, rapid as an arrow from heaven, descends the distant object...around. " At this moment the looks of the Eagle are all ardour ; and, levelling his neck for flight, he sees the fish-hawk emerge, struggling with his prey,...
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Sacred philosophy of the seasons, Volume 3

Henry Duncan - 1836
...half-opened wings on the branch, he watches the result. Down, rapid as an arrow, from heaven descends the object of his attention, the roar of its wings reaching...making the surges foam around. At this moment the eager looks of the eagle are all ardour ; and levelling his neck for flight, he sees the fish-hawk...
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