King eagle

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • King eagle (Zoöl) an eagle (Aquila heliaca) found in Asia and Southeastern Europe. It is about as large as the golden eagle. Some writers believe it to be the imperial eagle of Rome.
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Usage

In literature:

He would go until he found King Eagle or until something happened to him.
"Mother West Wind "How" Stories" by Thornton W. Burgess
The eagle is king, for he not only flew highest, but carried the wren on his back.
"The Book of Nature Myths" by Florence Holbrook
Magnificent as the eagle is in appearance, he certainly does not, on the score of intellect, deserve the rank he holds as king of birds.
"Stories of Animal Sagacity" by W.H.G. Kingston
The peasants in Europe sometimes speak of the Eagle as "the King of the Birds," but they always call the Wren the "Little King.
"Woodland Tales" by Ernest Seton-Thompson
In a moment he heard a rustling sound in the air beside him, and the King of the Eagles sank at his feet.
"The Yellow Fairy Book" by Leonora Blanche Alleyne Lang
The King has given the Queen the Order of the Black Eagle in diamonds.
"The Letters of Queen Victoria, Volume III (of 3), 1854-1861" by Queen of Great Britain Victoria
He was a king himself, in a manner, an eagle, a prowler of great spaces, a rule-or-ruin force.
"Tharon of Lost Valley" by Vingie E. Roe
The great king ran into the cave, sat down with his legs outstretched, and glanced about him with eyes as round as an eagle's.
"The Chinese Fairy Book" by Various
The king's party will be at the castle in less time than an eagle may flee frae Dunyon to Ruberslaw.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Volume III" by Various
The stranger was frightened for a moment; the eagle flew to the side of the king, and left the band behind.
"Henry of Ofterdingen: A Romance." by Friedrich von Hardenberg
Like an eagle from the height my King will swoop upon you, and save me from your cruel clutches.
"A Struggle for Rome, Vol. 2 (of 3)" by Felix Dahn
He is an eagle will not stoop for less Than kingly prey.
"One-Act Plays" by Various
Evidently magnates and king's sons need flesh, just as lions and eagles do; but earth-tillers grass, like an ox.
"The Pharaoh and the Priest" by Alexander Glovatski
The great eagle mentioned first is Nebuchadnezzar, the King of Babylon.
"The Prophet Ezekiel" by Arno C. Gaebelein
And almost every hour that young hero, cheerful, mettlesome, eagle-like, drew nearer the heart of the king.
"The Deluge, Vol. II. (of 2)" by Henryk Sienkiewicz
Whatever may be said of the claims of other birds, the Eagle is traditionally the king of the air, as the lion is king of the forest.
"Natural History in Anecdote" by Various
Finally, the slave took an eagle's form; the king did the same.
"Fetichism in West Africa" by Robert Hamill Nassau
Meanwhile, the young king is always near his eagle as if making love to it; and his mother is displeased at it.
"Zoological Mythology (Volume II)" by Angelo de Gubernatis
Xavier Branicki, the royal Postoli, Knight of the White Eagle, Colonel of Uhlans, the king's friend, was the chief adorer of Madame Binetti.
"The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt, Vol. V (of VI), "In London and Moscow" The First Complete and Unabridged English Translation, Illustrated with Old Engravings" by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
To her the city of the world, the city of the kings, the city of the eagles, was only of value for the sake of this one life it held.
"Folle-Farine" by Ouida
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In poetry:

From this session interdict
Every fowl of tyrant wing,
Save the eagle, feather'd king;
Keep the obsequy so strict.
"The Phoenix And The Turtle" by William Shakespeare
The warrior kings, whose banner
Flew far as eagles fly,
They are gone where swords avail them not,
From the feast of victory.
"The Departed" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
EAGLE of Austerlitz! where were thy wings
When far away upon a barbarous strand,
In fight unequal, by an obscure hand,
Fell the last scion of thy brood of Kings!
"Louis Napoleon" by Oscar Wilde
For when that Eagle, towering in his might
Beyond the bounds of Right,
O'ercanopied Europe with his rushing wings,
And all the world was prone
Before him as a God, a King of Kings;
"Torres Vedras" by Francis Turner Palgrave
There stands an eagle, at the feet
Of the fair image wrought;
A kingly emblem–nor unmeet
To wake yet deeper thought:
She whose high heart finds rest below,
Was royal in her birth and wo.
"The Queen Of Prussia's Tomb" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
But where are now his eagle wings,
That sheltered erst a thousand kings,
Hiding the glorious sky
From half the nations, till they own
No holier name, no mightier throne?
That vision is gone by.
"Monday In Whitsun-Week" by John Keble

In news:

Hawks and eagles portended the destiny of kings.
The Blackhawks paraphrased the Eagles with a common refrain after their 2-0 loss to the Los Angeles Kings Wednesday: "One of those nights.".
(Record-Eagle/Keith King) Current and former Consumers Energy employees leave the State Theatre on Wednesday after having their photo taken after a ceremony which involved turning on the soffit lights at the top of the State Theatre facade.
From Kevin McDonald ("The Eagle," "The Last King of Scotland") comes this documentary that looks back at the life and career of the man who brought reggae to the (white) masses.
In his Tuesday morning MMQB column, SI.com's Peter King speculates that a rule change could be coming in the offseason after a blown call in the Eagles-Falcons game.
On Eagles' Wings: The King James Bible Turns 400 edited by Liana Lupas.
The King's Academy invites men and women to participate in its Fourteenth Annual Benefit Golf Tournament, Saturday, May 10, 2008, at Eagle's Landing Golf Club in Sevierville.
Eagle VIP Club Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Anne Rice and John Saul are some of America's favorite horror writers.
(Bob King / rking@duluthnews.com) Read the article: Hawk Ridge eagle presents golden opportunity.
If you scroll down a couple dozen posts, it was SI's King who got the weekend off to a sputtering start by predicting the Eagles would not be able to trade Lito Sheppard.
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