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Eagle vs. Pigeon

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Eaglenoun

Any of several large carnivorous and carrion-eating birds in the family Accipitridae, having a powerful hooked bill and keen vision.

Pigeonnoun

One of several birds of the family Columbidae, which consists of more than 300 species.

Eaglenoun

(heraldry) A representation of such a bird carried as an emblem, e.g. on a coat of arms.

Pigeonnoun

(slang) A person who is a target or victim of a confidence game.

Eaglenoun

A gold coin with a face value of ten dollars, formerly used in the United States.

Pigeonnoun

(slang) Concern or responsibility (often in some such phrase as: "it's his pigeon", "it's her pigeon", etc.).

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Eaglenoun

A 13th-century coin minted in Europe and circulated in England as a debased sterling silver penny, outlawed under Edward I.

Pigeonverb

(transitive) to deceive with a confidence game

Eaglenoun

(golf) A score of two under par for a hole.

Pigeonnoun

Any bird of the order Columbæ, of which numerous species occur in nearly all parts of the world.

Eagleverb

(golf) To score an eagle.

Pigeonnoun

An unsuspected victim of sharpers; a gull.

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Eaglenoun

Any large, rapacious bird of the Falcon family, esp. of the genera Aquila and Haliæetus. The eagle is remarkable for strength, size, graceful figure, keenness of vision, and extraordinary flight. The most noted species are the golden eagle (Aquila chrysaëtus); the imperial eagle of Europe (Aquila mogilnik or Aquila imperialis); the American bald eagle (Haliæetus leucocephalus); the European sea eagle (Haliæetus albicilla); and the great harpy eagle (Thrasaetus harpyia). The figure of the eagle, as the king of birds, is commonly used as an heraldic emblem, and also for standards and emblematic devices. See Bald eagle, Harpy, and Golden eagle.

Pigeonverb

To pluck; to fleece; to swindle by tricks in gambling.

‘He's pigeoned and undone.’;

Eaglenoun

A gold coin of the United States, of the value of ten dollars.

Pigeonnoun

wild and domesticated birds having a heavy body and short legs

Eaglenoun

A northern constellation, containing Altair, a star of the first magnitude. See Aquila.

Pigeonnoun

a stout seed- or fruit-eating bird with a small head, short legs, and a cooing voice, typically having grey and white plumage.

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Eaglenoun

The figure of an eagle borne as an emblem on the standard of the ancient Romans, or so used upon the seal or standard of any people.

‘Though the Roman eagle shadow thee.’;

Pigeonnoun

a pigeon descended from the wild rock dove, kept for racing, showing, and carrying messages, and common as a feral bird in towns.

Eaglenoun

any of various large keen-sighted diurnal birds of prey noted for their broad wings and strong soaring flight

Pigeonnoun

a gullible person, especially someone swindled in gambling or the victim of a confidence trick.

Eaglenoun

(golf) a score of two strokes under par on a hole

Pigeonnoun

an aircraft from one's own side.

Eaglenoun

a former gold coin in the United States worth 10 dollars

Pigeonnoun

archaic spelling of pidgin

Eaglenoun

an emblem representing power;

‘the Roman eagle’;

Pigeonnoun

a person's particular responsibility or business

‘Hermia will have to tell them first, it's her pigeon’;

Eagleverb

shoot in two strokes under par

Eagle

Eagle is the common name for many large birds of prey of the family Accipitridae. Eagles belong to several groups of genera, some of which are closely related.

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