from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as eagle, 9.
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"If I was you, Fatty, I'd rub that there thirteen number off that wheel an 'paint me a tripple-ought or mebbe, another eagle-bird onto it."
This man, though, did not have the eagle-bird eye with which the detective of fiction so often is favoured.
"An outfit," he confided, with slow insolence, "that'll run an eagle-bird wheel ain't got no more conscience than a _hombre's_ got brains that'll buck one.
"They ain't nothin 'like eagle-bird wheels an' snake-liniment at two bits