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  • She craned her neck as the coach slowed to make a turn past a vacant and overgrown gatehouse and rumbled through iron gates mounted with the Kilronan spread-winged bird and crooked sword.

    Earl of Durkness

  • A spread-winged bird atop a crooked sword had been pressed into one corner.

    Earl of Durkness

  • Tracing the spread-winged bird perched atop its crooked sword, she mouthed the Douglas motto like a mantra—luck favors the strong.

    Earl of Durkness

  • Instead, my bird having flown – in familiar spread-winged dipping woodpecker-style – I walk over to the acacias.

    Country Diary: Ariège

  • But when the dark power that divides his spirit manifests as a massive, world-dominating spread-winged devil, and the hero must invest in values like home and kinship to ward of an apocalypse, as bizarre as it all seems, it's a repetition in symbols of the language of religion.

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • He got no more than a glimpse of the insignia painted across its underbelly—an abstract spread-winged bird of prey—before ship and painted bird alike were gone from sight.

    Rihannsu: The Bloodwing Voyages

  • The spread-winged raven tattooed on his chest was spattered with fresh blood, seemingly not his own.

    Ship Of Destiny

  • The old slave tattoo on his face had been overneedled with a spread-winged bird.

    Ship Of Destiny

  • Both ships flew odd patchwork flags showing a spread-winged raven.

    Ship Of Destiny

  • She was moving in closer now, watching Slider's Tomcat, a huge, gray spread-winged eagle against the horizon ahead.

    Countdown

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