Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Eagle.

E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
The spread eagle. A device of the old Roman or Eastern Empire, brought over by the crusaders.   1
   Eagle of the doctors of France. Pierre d’Ailly, a French cardinal and great astrologer, who calculated the horoscope of our Lord, and maintained that the stars foretold the great deluge. (1350–1425.)   2
   Eagle of Brittany. Bertrand Duguesclin, Constable of France. (1320–1380.)   3
   Eagle of Meaux [mo]. Jacques Bénigne Bossuet, Bishop of Meaux, the grandest and most sublime of the pulpit orators of France. (1627–1704.)   4


Click here to shop the Bartleby Bookstore.

Shakespeare · Bible · Strunk · Anatomy · Nonfiction · Quotations · Reference · Fiction · Poetry
© 1993–2015 · [Top 150] · Subjects · Titles · Authors