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" Down, rapid as an arrow from heaven, descends the distant object of his attention, the roar of its wings 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... "
British Birds in Their Haunts - Page 12
by Charles Alexander Johns - 1862 - 626 pages
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American Ornithology: Or, The Natural History of the Birds of the ..., Volume 1

Alexander Wilson, George Ord - Birds - 1828
...attention. 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...kindles at the sight, and balancing himself, with half-opened wings, on the branch, he watches the result Down, rapid as an arrow from heaven, descends...
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British Encyclopedia: Or, Dictionary of Arts and Sciences ..., Volume 5

William Nicholson - Natural history - 1819
...attention. 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...kindles at the sight, and balancing himself, with half-opened wings on the branch, he watches the result. " Down, rapid as an arrow from heaven, descends...
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American Edition of the British Encyclopedia: Or, Dictionary of ..., Volume 5

William Nicholson - Natural history - 1819
...attention. By his wide curvature of wing, and sudden suspension in air, be knows him to be the fish-hawk settling over some devoted victim of the deep. His...kindles at the sight, and balancing himself, with half-opened wings on the branch, he watches the result. " Down, rapid as an arrow from heaven, descends...
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Altägyptisches Bienenwesen im Lichte modernen Welt-Bienenwirthschaft, Volume 1

A.P. Beresford, Alexander Dedekind, Andrew Jameson, Auguste de Saint-Hilaire, Benjamin Kidd, Bouffier de Sauvages, Charles Bucke, Edward Latham Ormerod, Esq. Thomas Hale, George Hubbard, Harry Wallis Kew, Herbert S. Shorthouse, I. Hopkins, James Caldwell, James Cavanah Murphy, Lippi, M.M.M., T. Slevan, Thorsley, Travers James Briant, William Carr, William Dunbar, William Hyde Wollaston - Agriculture - 1820 - 7 pages
...By his wide curvature of wing, and sudden suspension in the air, he knows him to be the fish-hawk, settling over some devoted victim of the deep. His...at the sight, and balancing himself with half-open wing on the branch, he watches the result. Down, rapid as an arrow, from heaven descends the distant...
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The Percy Anecdotes: Original and Select [by] Sholto and Reuben ..., Volume 9

Anecdotes - 1826
...By his wide curvature of wing, and sudden suspension in the 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 ou the branch, he watches the result. Down, rapid as an arrow from heaven, descends...
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The New-York Literary Gazette and Phi Beta Kappa Repository, Volume 1

1826
...attention. By his wide curvature of wing, and sudden suspension in air, he knows him to he the Fish-Hawk, settling over some devoted victim of the deep. His eye kindles at the sight, and halancing himself with half opened wings, on the hranch, he watches the result. Down, rapid as an arrow...
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The North American Review, Volume 24

Jared Sparks, Edward Everett, James Russell Lowell, Henry Cabot Lodge - North American review and miscellaneous journal - 1827
...this vast liquid magazine of nature. High over all these hovers one, whose action instantly arrests his attention. By his wide curvature of wing, and...kindles at the sight, and balancing himself, with half opened wings, on the branch he watches the result. Down, rapid aj an arrow from heaven, descends...
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The North American Review, Volume 24

Jared Sparks, Edward Everett, James Russell Lowell, Henry Cabot Lodge - American fiction - 1827
...this vast liquid magazine of nature. High over all these hovers one, whose action instantly arrests his attention. By his wide curvature of wing, and...kindles at the sight, and balancing himself, with half opened wings, on the branch he watches the result. Down, rapid as an arrow from heaven, descends...
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Magazine of Natural History, Volume 1

John Claudius Loudon, Edward Charlesworth, John Denson - Natural history - 1829
...attention; 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...kindles at the sight ; and balancing himself with half open wings on the branch, he watches the result. Down, rapid as an arrow from heaven, descends...
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Encyclopaedia Americana: A Popular Dictionary of Arts, Sciences ..., Volume 4

Francis Lieber, Edward Wigglesworth, Thomas Gamaliel Bradford - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1830
...these hovers one, whose action instantly arrests all his attention. He knows him to be the fish-hawk, settling over some devoted victim of the deep. His...kindles at the sight, and, balancing himself with half-opened wings on the branch, he watches the result. Down, rapid as an arrow frotn heaven, descends...
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