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 Eagle,Eagle. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Eagle.
 
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
 


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