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Bird of Jove   Listen
Bird of Jove

Any of various large keen-sighted diurnal birds of prey noted for their broad wings and strong soaring flight.  Synonym: eagle.

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"Bird of Jove" Quotes from Famous Books

... Beatrice: at whose feet inclin'd Devout, at her behest, my thought and eyes, I, as she bade, directed. Never fire, With so swift motion, forth a stormy cloud Leap'd downward from the welkin's farthest bound, As I beheld the bird of Jove descending Pounce on the tree, and, as he rush'd, the rind, Disparting crush beneath him, buds much more And leaflets. On the car with all his might He struck, whence, staggering like a ship, it reel'd, At random driv'n, to starboard now, o'ercome, ...
— The Divine Comedy • Dante

Words linked to "Bird of Jove" :   Harpia harpyja, Haliaeetus leucocephalus, Aquila chrysaetos, tawny eagle, golden eagle, Aquila rapax, Accipitridae, family Accipitridae, harpy eagle, American eagle, sea eagle, harpy, raptorial bird, eaglet, bald eagle, eagle, bird of prey, raptor

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