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Bald eagle  n.  (Zool.) The white-headed eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) of America. The young, until several years old, lack the white feathers on the head. Note: The bald eagle is represented in the coat of arms, and on the coins, of the United States.

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"Bald eagle" Quotes from Famous Books

... [Footnote: In Niles, by the way, can be found excellent examples of the traditional American "spread-eagle" style. In one place I remember his describing "The Immortal Rodgers," baulked of his natural prey, the British, as "soaring about like the bold bald eagle of his native land," seeking whom he might devour. The accounts he gives of British line-of-battle ships fleeing from American 44's quite match James' anecdotes of the latter's avoidance of British 38's and 36's for fear they might mount twenty-four-pounders. ...
— The Naval War of 1812 • Theodore Roosevelt

... extent of table-land, richly but not too densely wooded with white and black oaks (Quercus alba, and Quercus nigra), diversified with here and there a solitary pine, which reared its straight and pillar-like trunk in stately grandeur above its leafy companions; a meet eyrie for the bald eagle, that kept watch from its dark crest over the silent waters of the lake, spread below like a ...
— Lost in the Backwoods • Catharine Parr Traill

... public work, by her home and her children.—I do hope I shall live long enough to see all those kind of harassing duties performed in public, co-operative institutions.—She went to the Council to keep me company, mostly, but the very first evening I could see that William Burkhardt, of Bald Eagle No. 62, was struck with her; she lights up splendidly, Mrs. Grubb does. He stayed with her every chance he got during the week: but I didn't see her give him any encouragement, and I should never have ...
— Marm Lisa • Kate Douglas Wiggin

... was probably old Bald Eagle who flew over the woods and dropped his fish! Ha! ha! ha! That's luck for me—a fine fish for breakfast. And I did not have to get my feet wet to catch it." ...
— Doctor Rabbit and Brushtail the Fox • Thomas Clark Hinkle

Words linked to "Bald eagle" :   American eagle, bird of Jove, Haliaeetus

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