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Vulture vs. Eagle

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Vulturenoun

Any of several carrion-eating birds of the families Accipitridae and Cathartidae.

Eaglenoun

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

Vulturenoun

A person who profits from the suffering of others.

‘Within ten minutes of the accident, the vultures appeared and were organizing lawsuits.’;

Eaglenoun

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

Vultureverb

To circle around one's target as if one were a vulture.

‘Rudy vultured when asking the girl out.’;

Eaglenoun

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

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Vulturenoun

Any one of numerous species of rapacious birds belonging to Vultur, Cathartes, Catharista, and various other genera of the family Vulturidæ.

Eaglenoun

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

Vulturenoun

any of various large diurnal birds of prey having naked heads and weak claws and feeding chiefly on carrion

Eaglenoun

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

Vulturenoun

someone who attacks in search of booty

Eagleverb

(golf) To score an eagle.

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Vulture

A vulture is a bird of prey that scavenges on carrion. There are 23 extant species of vulture (including Condors).

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.

Eaglenoun

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

Eaglenoun

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

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.’;

Eaglenoun

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

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Eaglenoun

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

Eaglenoun

a former gold coin in the United States worth 10 dollars

Eaglenoun

an emblem representing power;

‘the Roman eagle’;

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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