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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Eagle
 
An old eagle is better than a young sparrow.  German.  1
An old eagle is better than a young crow.  German.  2
Eagles catch na flies.  3
Eagles do not breed doves.  German, Dutch.  4
Eagles fly alone, but sheep flock together.  5
The crow does not devour fowls: they are the prey of the eagle.  Chinese.  6
The eagle does not catch (or hunt) flies.  French, German.  7
The eagle does not war against frogs.  Italian.  8
The eagle loves the mountain.  Caucasian.  9
The eagle soars alone.  10
The old age of an eagle. (Applied to old topers, the eagle being supposed to live by suction in its old age.)  Latin.  11
When the eagle is dead, the crows pick out his eyes.  German.  12
 
 
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