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Aquila   /ˈækwələ/   Listen
Aquila

noun
(pl. aquilae)
1.
A constellation in the Milky Way near Cygnus; contains the star Altair.
2.
The provincial capital of the Abruzzi region in central Italy.  Synonyms: Aquila degli Abruzzi, L'Aquila.
3.
A genus of Accipitridae.  Synonym: genus Aquila.



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"Aquila" Quotes from Famous Books



... mate, who was of a sensitive disposition, after a curt nod to Captain Jansell of the schooner Aquila, who had heard of the disaster, and was disposed to be sympathetically inquisitive, lit his pipe and began moodily ...
— Many Cargoes • W.W. Jacobs

... to follow Colleoni's fortunes in the Regno, at Aquila, Ancona, and Bologna. He continued in the service of Caldora, who was now General of the Church, and had his Condotta gradually increased. Meanwhile his cousins, the murderers of his father, began to dread his rising power, and determined, if possible, to ruin him. He was not ...
— Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece • John Addington Symonds

... possible to escape from debt by selling other people's property! For why should I speak of Trebellius? on whom the furies of debts seem to have wrecked their vengeance, for we have seen one table[47] avenging another. Why should I speak of Plancus? whom that most illustrious citizen Aquila has driven from Pollentia,—and that too with a broken leg, and I wish he had met with that accident earlier, so as not to be ...
— The Orations of Marcus Tullius Cicero, Volume 4 • Cicero



Words linked to "Aquila" :   urban center, Altair, bird genus, golden eagle, Abruzzi, Accipitridae, city, family Accipitridae, tawny eagle, constellation, Abruzzi e Molise, metropolis



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