eagle ray

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n eagle ray powerful free-swimming tropical ray noted for `soaring' by flapping winglike fins; usually harmless but has venomous tissue near base of the tail as in stingrays
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Eagle ray any large ray of the family Myliobatidæ, or Ætobatidæ. The common European species (Myliobatis aquila) is called also whip ray, and miller.
    • Eagle ray (Zoöl) any large species of ray of the genus Myliobatisesp. M. aquila).
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Usage

In literature:

Never had she looked to Ray so like an eagle, so keen, so fierce, so fit for braving either sun or tenebrous cavern.
"The Precipice" by Elia Wilkinson Peattie
But the sun is up yet, and there floats an eagle in its golden ray.
"In the Footprints of the Padres" by Charles Warren Stoddard
The Sting Ray and the Eagle Ray cover wider areas and grow to a gigantic size in tropic seas.
"Natural History in Anecdote" by Various
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In poetry:

Hold up thy mirror to the sun,
And thou shalt need an eagle's gaze,
So perfectly the polished stone
Gives back the glory of his rays:
"St. Bartholomew" by John Keble
Adam. This is my foe: I now discern him well.
The eagle of the sun
Is used with pleasure on the sun to gaze;
And tho, a heavenly eagle,
Accustomed to the brightest rays of heaven,
Dost thou disdain, or shun them Dazzled, and in confusion?
"Adam: A Sacred Drama. Act 5." by William Cowper

In news:

Jeremy Ingram and Ray Willis each pitched in 16 points and five North Carolina Central players scored in double digits as the Eagles trounced Johnson & Wales (NC) 109-46 Monday night in a nonconference game.
John-Ray Sockwell writes to thanks those who helped with his Eagle Scout project to build a fence at the Veterans Memorial Park, while J.M.
Chris Bell, son of Ray and Kim Bell of Lindsay will be awarded the rank of Eagle Scout in a Court of Honor Sunday, Nov 18 at 2 pm at the First United Methodist Church in Gainesville.
The Exuma Cays offers thrilling encounters with hammerheads and eagle rays.
Ray and Judy Janz, Shawnee, Kan. Rick and Joyce Eagle, Warrenton, Va. Earl and Darla Gleason, Belen, N.M. Derrick and Diane Parker, Portsmouth, Va. Pete and Maribel Penichet, New Port Richey, Fla.
Pelagics including manta rays, reef and nurse sharks, eagle rays and tarpon can be spotted.
Last night in the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles preseason game, Eagles QB Michael Vick was injured for his second consecutive game, Vick lasted just six plays and then went for X-rays, this time on his ribs.
Services for 87-year old Ray Sattler, who died Tuesday at home, will be Saturday at the Eagle Funeral Home-George White Chapel in Quincy .
Ray Lesniak's refusal of Boy Scout award follows Eagle Scouts' lead.
Troop 876 Eagle Scouts, from left,Trow Ward, Vinnie Curley and Patrick Glennwith scoutmaster Ray Perigard.
Troop 876 Eagle Scouts, from left,Trow Ward, Vinnie Curley and Patrick Glennwith scoutmaster Ray Perigard.
Again, Michael Vick went for X-rays after the Eagles' sixth snap of the game.
Not so awful they couldn't lay a 31-6 pasting on the somnolent Eagles on Sunday, the kind of outing that Ray Rhodes used to call a "good old country butt-kicking".
The Rapiscan Eagle A1000 X-ray system performs comprehensive inspection of air cargo containers and pallets.
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