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apotheosis

apotheosis  

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Religion
(Gk., apo, ‘from’, + theoun, ‘to deify’).The elevation of a human being to the rank and status of a god. See also EUHEMERISM.
bird

bird  

A class (Aves) of endothermic (see endotherm) vertebrates that are adapted for flight, bipedal walking or running, and, in some species, swimming on or below the surface of water; flightless species ...
bird of prey

bird of prey  

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Bird that usually has a sharp, hooked beak and talons with which it captures its prey. Two orders fit this description: the hawks, falcons, eagles, vultures, and secretary bird (order Falconiformes); ...
Chanticleer

Chanticleer  

The cock in Reynard the Fox, and in Chaucer's ‘The Nun's Priest's Tale’ (see Canterbury Tales, 20) as Chauntecleer.
coat of arms

coat of arms  

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A shield bearing a person or institution's heraldic bearings. The term derives from the linen surcoat worn by medieval knights over their chain mail. Strictly speaking, only the shield itself can be ...
dialogue

dialogue  

Is extensively used by Chaucer to give a sense of vivid actuality. It can range from formal debate to familiar conversation, covering all kinds of emotional situations and encounters. He ...
Eagle

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The Oxford Companion to Chaucer

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2005

The golden eagle, who appears at the end of Book I of The House of Fame, and carries the

eagle

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A Dictionary of the Bible (2 ed.)

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2010
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Religion
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73 words

A *bird recognized by its speed in flight (2 Sam. 1: 23; cf. Rev. 4: 7). Those mentioned by

eagle

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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Encyclopedias
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98 words

Strong, carnivorous diurnal bird of prey. Sea and fishing eagles, such as the American bald eagle, are large birds

eagle

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A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

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2004

[L, MidE egle].

The large, diurnal bird of prey (genus Aquila) plays a surprisingly small role in Celtic

eagle

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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2006

this large bird of prey, renowned for its keen sight and powerful soaring flight, is traditionally regarded as the king...

Eagles

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Mesoamerican Cultures

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2006
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
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761 words
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The golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) is a bird of prey, a raptor that inhabits mountainous and rugged landscapes

Eagles

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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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2005
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History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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(sing. ἀετός). The most majestic of birds was employed as both a sacred and a secular emblem. In myth

experience

experience  

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Philosophy
Along with consciousness, experience is the central focus of the philosophy of mind. Experience is easily thought of as a stream of private events, known only to their possessor, and bearing at best ...
Fintan mac Bóchra

Fintan mac Bóchra  

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The only Irishman to survive the biblical Flood, Fintan was a mythical seer whose name is cited in many texts. The Bóchra/Bóchna of his patronymic is never identified; it may refer to his mother or ...
Geffrey

Geffrey  

In The House of Fame (729) the Eagle familiarly addresses Geoffrey Chaucer by his first name.
Goudeles

Goudeles  

(Γουδέλης, fem. Γουδελίνα), a noble Byz. family. The first Goudeles, perhaps of Slavic origin, was blinded by Constantine VIII for his role in a plot organized by Presianos (see Aaronios) ...
Gwernabwy

Gwernabwy  

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[cf. W gwernen, alder tree].Owner of the celebrated eagle that Culhwch consults in his search for Mabon.
hawk

hawk  

In falconry, any diurnal bird of prey, used in falconry.Hawk is also used to denote a person who advocates an aggressive or warlike policy, especially in foreign affairs; the opposite of a dove.have ...
herberwe

herberwe  

Words for ‘lodging’. One of the obvious necessities of life: man, says the Parson, has need ‘of foode … of clothyng and herberwe’ (X.1030). The need is felt most sharply ...

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