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" By his wide 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 on the branch, he watches the result.... "
The Living Age ... - Page 163
by Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell - 1851
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American Ornithology: Or, The Natural History of the Birds of the ..., Volume 1

Alexander Wilson, George Ord - Birds - 1828
...action instantly arrests all his attention. By his wide curvature of wing, and sudden suspension in air, he knows him to be the Fish-hawk settling over...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,...
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British encyclopedia: or, Dictionary of arts and sciences, comprising an ...

William Nicholson - Natural history - 1819
...action instantly arrests all his attention. By his wide curvature of wing, and sudden suspension in air, he knows him to be the fish-hawk settling over...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,...
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American Edition of the British Encyclopedia: Or, Dictionary of ..., Volume 5

William Nicholson - Science - 1819
...instantly arrests all his attention. By his wide curvature of wing, and sudden suspension in air, be knows him to be the fish-hawk settling over some devoted...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,...
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The New monthly magazine and universal register. [Continued as] The New ...

...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 the distant object of his attention, the roar of its wings reaching the ear as it disappears in the deep,...
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The Percy Anecdotes: Original and Select [by] Sholto and Reuben ..., Volume 9

Anecdotes - 1826
...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 of his attention, the roar of its wings reaching the ear as it disappears in the deep,...
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The Percy Anecdotes: Original and Select, Volume 9

Anecdotes - 1826
...vast liquid magazine of nature. High over all these hovers one, whose action instantly arrests all attention. By his wide curvature of wing, and sudden...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,...
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The New-York Literary Gazette and Phi Beta Kappa Repository, Volume 1

1826
...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 from Heaven, descends the distant ohject of his attention, the roar of its wings reaching the ear as it disappears in the deep,...
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The North American Review, Volume 24

Jared Sparks, Edward Everett, James Russell Lowell, Henry Cabot Lodge - American fiction - 1827
...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 the distant object of his attention, the roar of its wings reaching the ear as it disappears in the deep,...
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Time's Telescope for ...; Or, A Complete Guide to the Almanack

Almanacs, English - 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, 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....
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