Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A bird mentioned in the authorized version of Leviticus xi. 18 (vulture in the revised version), supposed to be the Neophron percnopterus.
- n. obsolete A bird referred to in the Bible as unclean (Lev. xi. 18 and Deut. xiv. 17), probably the Egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopterus).
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) A bird referred to in the Bible (Lev. xi. 18and Deut. xiv. 17) as unclean, probably the Egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopterus).
- Compare Dutch gier vulture, German gier, and English gyrfalcon. (Wiktionary)
“They come and tell you, for instance, that there is as much heat, or motion, or calorific energy (or whatever else they like to call it), in a tea-kettle, as in a gier-eagle.”
“It requires just as much heat as will boil the kettle, to take the gier-eagle up to his nest, and as much more to bring him down again on a hare or a partridge.”
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