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  • noun Alternative form of lammergeier.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the largest Eurasian bird of prey; having black feathers hanging around the bill


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  • Between five and six hundred species are represented, varying from the great vulture known as the lammergeyer, which is 9 1/2 feet across the outstretched wing, down to the tiny flower-pecker, barely exceeding 3 inches from the end of its beak to the tip of its tail.

    The Heart of Nature or, The Quest for Natural Beauty

  • Pyrenees, or fill the sheltered valleys with their vocal music; while, soaring above the mountain summits, may be seen the great vulture-eagle, or "lammergeyer," watching with greedy eye the feeble lambkin, or the new-born kid of the ibex and izzard.

    Bruin The Grand Bear Hunt

  • I see that a lion is more like a lamb than it is like a lammergeyer (bird).

    The Loves of Plants and Animals: Romantic Science and the Pleasures of Nature

  • At that moment he saw the lammergeyer: it had already begun its stoop at the calf, dropping big and dark brown from the sky, wings cocked back and its talons reaching for the strike.

    When the Lion Feeds

  • The lammergeyer is quite content to make a meal of offal, old bones, or other refuse.

    Birds of the Indian Hills

  • The lammergeyer or bearded vulture (_Gypætus barbatus_) is the king of the vultures.

    Birds of the Indian Hills

  • The Hebrew word occurs, as the name of an unclean bird, in (Leviticus 11: 13) and Deuteronomy 14: 12 It is probably the lammergeyer, or bearded vulture as it is sometimes called, one of the largest of the birds of prey.

    Smith's Bible Dictionary

  • That other fellow is the great European lammergeyer. '

    A Red Wallflower

  • "The nest of a lammergeyer!" exclaimed the izzard-hunter, the moment his eye glanced up to it.

    Bruin The Grand Bear Hunt

  • I, myself, was made acquainted with it by one of the "feeders" of the superb collection in Regent's Park -- who had observed this propensity for bone-eating in a young African lammergeyer.

    The Boy Hunters


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