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- n. The view from directly or high above.
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Eight years ago, taking a bird's-eye view of the mountain peaks of contemporary literature, and writing with particular reference to Bjornson's seventieth birthday, it seemed proper to make the following remarks about the most famous European authors then numbered among living men.
I was trying to squeeze my way through to her but the ranks had closed and Penelope was being handed forward like the blushing bride till she was stationed obediently at Mr. Thome's feet, incidentally providing him with a bird's-eye view down the front of her highly revealing outfit.
With a bird's-eye view of the space below, the microbot circled silently above unsuspecting occupants – technicians, scientists, specialists in numerous fields of study.
Miss Tomlinson discoursed upon varieties, with great sociableness and satisfaction; while poor Fleda's mind, letting all her sense and nonsense go, was again taking a somewhat bird's-eye view of things, and from the little centre of her post in Mrs. Evelyn's drawing-room, casting curious glances over the panorama of her life – England, France, New York, and Queechy!