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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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A Popular Natural History of Quadrupeds and Birds

William Dowling - 1849
...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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History of the State of California: From the Period of the Conquest by Spain ...

John Frost - California - 1850 - 508 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...making the surges foam around. At this moment, the eager looks of the Eagle are all ardor-; and, levelling his neck for flight, he sees the fish hawk...
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Bentley's Miscellany, Volume 30

Charles Dickens, William Harrison Ainsworth, Albert Smith - Literature - 1851
...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 look of the eagle is all ardour, and, levelling his neck for flight, he sees the fish-hawk once...
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The Baptist children's magazine (ed. by J.F. Winks).

Joseph Foulkes Winks - 1836
...sight, balancing himself with half-opened wings on the branch, he watches the result. Down, rapid as an arrow from heaven, descends the distant object...wings reaching the ear as it disappears in the deep. At this moment, the eager looks of the Eagle are all ardour, and levelling his neck for flight, he...
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The Living Age ..., Volume 31

1851
...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 the ear as he disappears in the deep, making the surges foam around ! at this moment the eager look of the eagle...
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Leaves from the Note Book of a Naturalist

William John Broderip - Natural history - 1852 - 413 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...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...
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First collection of instructive extracts

Scottish school-book assoc - 1852
...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...disappears in the deep, making the surges foam around it ! At this moment the eager looks of the eagle are all ardour ; and levelling his neck for flight...
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The Home friend, a weekly miscellany of amusement and instruction, Volume 1

Society for promoting Christian knowledge - 1852
...branch, he watches the result. Down, rapid as an arrow from heaven, descends the distant object of bis attention, the roar of its wings reaching the ear...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 Wheat-sheaf, a Suggestive Reader: Containing Germs of Pure and Noble ...

Elizabeth Nicholson - Literature - 1853 - 396 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...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 Wheat-sheaf; Or, Gleanings for the Wayside and Fireside ...

American literature - 1853 - 416 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...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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