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- n. Plural form of lammergeier.
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Elsewhere in the world, lammergeiers are birds of extreme landscapes.
With one last look at the Chinese, the lammergeiers already circling about him, we walked to the crevice.
High up in the darkening heavens the lammergeiers, the winged scavengers of the Himalayas, were gathering.
You're TV ay up there on the needle-peak of a mountain, and don't think there aren't lammergeiers cruising there in the lurid red altitudes around, waiting for a chance to snatch you off.
Bird-life abounded, from the snow partridges that flew in the hills eighteen thousand feet high to pigeons of every kind: birds of all sizes, from great eagles to the little quails that hid in the cornfields; lammergeiers that were fed on human bodies, the dead of families of high degree, exposed on a flat rock of slate with head and shoulders tied to a wooden axle that stretched the corpse like a rack.
The first floor of the forest, that is to say all that portion of the trees comprised between the first fork and the branches, afforded an asylum to a great number of birds -- wild pigeons by the hundred beneath the trees, ospreys, grouse, aracaris with beaks like a lobster's claw, and higher, hovering above the glades, two or three of those lammergeiers whose eye resembles a cockade.
As I crossed the city, ten or sometimes twenty enormous vulturine lammergeiers filled the air at any one time, slicing their vast nine-foot wings and wedged diamond tails close over the city’s roofs, their marrow-lusting crocodilian eyes, shaggy beards, and rusting breasts coming as close as the pass of a swallow.