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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 surge foam around. "
The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction - Page 382
1831
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American Edition of the British Encyclopedia: Or, Dictionary of ..., Volume 5

William Nicholson - Natural history - 1819
...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 eye kindles at the...disappears in the deep, making the surges foam around l At this moment the eager looks of the eagle are all ardour; and levelling his neck for flight, he...
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Curious Experiments for Preventing the Waste of Honey, and Preserving the ...

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
...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-open wing on the branch, he watches the result. Down, rapid as an arrow, from heaven descends...
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The Percy Anecdotes: Original and Select [by] Sholto and Reuben ..., Volume 9

Anecdotes - 1826
...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 the distant object...
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The New Monthly Magazine and Humorist, Volume 77

English literature - 1846
...curvature of wings 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-open wings on 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
...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 - American fiction - 1827
...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. 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
...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. 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
...some devoted victim of the deep. His eye kindles at the sight ; and balancing himself with half open wings on the branch, he watches the result. Down,...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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Time's Telescope, Or, The Astronomer's, Botanist's, and Naturalist's Guide

Almanacs, English - 1829
...curvature of wing and sudden suspension in air, he knows him to be the fish-hawk, L settling over some devoted victim of the deep. His eye 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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Magazine of Natural History, Volume 1

John Claudius Loudon, Edward Charlesworth, John Denson - Natural history - 1829
...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 open wings on the branch, he watches the result. Down, rapid as an arrow from heaven, descends...
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