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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 birthday gift for boys and girls

William Martin - Children's poetry - 1860 - 295 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 reaches the ear as it disappears in the deep, making the surges foam around. At this moment the eager...
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Traits and Anecdotes of Animals

William White Cooper - Animals - 1861 - 340 pages
...he watches the result. Down, rapid 262 NIAGARA. as an arrow from Heaven, descends the object of bis attention ; the roar of its wings reaching the ear...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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Difficulties Overcome: Scenes in the Life of Alexander Wilson, the Ornithologist

Cecilia Lucy Brightwell - Ornithologists - 1861 - 176 pages
...wings, on the branch, he watches the refult. Down, rapid as an arrow from heaven, defcends the diftant object of his attention, the roar of its wings reaching the ear as it difappears in the deep, making the furges foam around ! At this moment the eager looks of the eagle...
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A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1862 - 776 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...levelling his neck for flight, he sees the fish-hawk emerge, struggling with his prey, and mounting into the air with sereams of exultation. These are the...
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British Birds in Their Haunts

Charles Alexander Johns - Birds - 1862 - 626 pages
...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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A compendium of American literature, arranged by C.D. Cleveland. Stereotyped ed

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1862
...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 \ti< wings reaching the ear as it disappears in the deep, making the ?nrge<< foam around. At this moment...
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The Fifth Reader: For the Use of Public and Private Schools

George Stillman Hillard - Readers - 1863 - 364 pages
...balancing himself; with half-opened wings, on tlie branch, he watches the result. 4. Down, rapid as an arrow from heaven, descends the distant object...making the surges foam around. At this moment the watchful eagle is all ardor; and, levelling his neck for flight, he sees the fish-hawk emerge, struggling...
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Cassell's popular natural history, Volumes 3-4; Volume 43

Cassell, ltd - 1863
...half-opened wings on the branch, he watches the result. THE WHITE-HEADED SEA EAGLE. 47 " Down, rapid as an arrow from heaven, descends the distant object...the deep, making the surges foam around ! At this momenti the eager looks of the eagle are all ardour ; and, levelling his neck for flight, he sees the...
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Our feathered families, Volume 2

Henry Gardiner Adams - 1863
...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 his wings reaching the ear as he disappears in the deep, making the surges foam around ! At this moment...
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A Compendium of American Literature Chronologically Arranged: With ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - American literature - 1865 - 784 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 ia wings reaching the ear as it disappears in the deep, making the surges foam around. At this moment...
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