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Sunday, 17 April 2011

Stuart’s Daily Word Spot: Eagle

Haliaeetus leucocephalus (bald eagle) landing ...Image via Wikipedia
Eagle: noun - A large diurnal bird of prey of the family Accipitridae, (golden eagle, harpy eagle, fish eagle, sea eagle, bald eagle); a representation of an eagle as an ensign in the Roman imperial army; a lectern made as an eagle; the Aquila constellation; a US gold coin worth ten dollars; in golf, a hole made in two strokes fewer than par; eagle-eyed, having keen sight.

‘Tiger Woods made his eagle at the par 5 look effortless.’

‘After diving swiftly into the water, the sea eagle caught a salmon and emerged with it clutched in its fearsome talons.’

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