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gier-eagle

[jeer-ee-guh l]
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noun
  1. a bird, probably the Egyptian vulture, regarded as unclean. Lev. 11:18; Deut. 14:17.

Origin of gier-eagle

1611; gier (< German Geier vulture) + eagle
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Historical Examples

  • The screams of a gier-eagle, startled from the withered pine tree on the summit, answered the scream of the mountain.

    Ulric the Jarl

    William O. Stoddard