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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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Echoes from the Backwoods: Or, Sketches of Transatlantic Life, Volume 2

Sir Richard George Augustus Levinge - Canada - 1846
...sight, and, balancing himself with half-open 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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Echoes from the Backwoods: Or, Sketches of Transatlantic Life, Volume 2

Sir Richard George Augustus Levinge - Canada - 1846
...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. This is the signal for...
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The Percy Anecdotes: Revised Edition, Volumes 1-2

Anecdotes - 1847
...and, balancing himself with half-opened wings on the branch, he watehes the result. Down, rapid as an arrow from heaven, descends the distant object...disappears in the deep, making the surges foam around I At this moment, the looks of the eagle are all ardor; and levelling his neck for flight, he sees...
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Sacred Philosophy of the Seasons: Illustrating the Perfections of ..., Volume 3

Henry Duncan - Natural theology - 1847
...reaching the ear, as it disappears in the deep, making the surges foam around. At this moment the eager looks of the eagle are all ardor ; and, levelling...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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Dwight's American Magazine, Volume 3

Theodore Dwight - 1847
...at the sight; and balancing himself, with half-opened wings, he watches the result. 'Down, rapid as an arrow from heaven, descends the distant object...attention, the roar of its wings reaching the ear ať it disappears in the deep, making the surges foam around ! At this moment the ragcr looks of the...
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Paul Preston's Voyages,travels and Remarkable Adventures as Related by Himself

Paul Preston, Thomas Picton - 1847 - 336 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 roar of its wings reaching his ear as it disappears in the deep, making the surges foam around. At this moment the looks of the...
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The School Reader: Third Book

Charles Walton Sanders - Readers - 1841 - 250 pages
...and, balancing himself on the branch, with half opened wings, he watches the result. 6. 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 ardor, and, leveling his neck for flight, he sees the fish hawk once...
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Western Miscellany, Volume 1

Benjamin Franklin Ells - American literature - 1778 - 384 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...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 ardor ; and levelling his neck...
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Peter Parley's magazine

1848
...half-opened wings on the branch, he quietly awaits the result. Down, rapid as a flash of lightning or an arrow from heaven, descends the distant object...his attention, the roar of its wings reaching the air as it disappears in 'he deep, making the surges foam around. At this moment, the eager looks of...
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Facts from the World of Nature, Animate and Inanimate

Mrs. Loudon (Jane), Jane Loudon - Natural history - 1848 - 390 pages
...fish-hawk, settling over some devoted victim of the deep." The fish-hawk darts into the water, the clapping of its wings reaching the ear as it disappears in the deep, and makes the surges foam around. In a moment the fish-hawk emerges, struggling with its prey : but...
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