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  • adjective Attributive form of eagle owl, noun.

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  • "...over tight-packed bands of penguins lining that grim shore—the austral humming-bird, an eagle-owl exactly like the one they had seen in the Sinai desert, and the flightless duck of Tierra del Fuego, whose nest he alone of all Western ornithologists had discovered under a tangle of snow-covered wintergreen not far from Port Famine."

    --Patrick O'Brian, The Nutmeg of Consolation, 251

    March 9, 2008