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  • noun Alternative form of lammergeier.

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  • 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 Francis Edward Younghusband 1902

  • 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 Mayne Reid 1850

  • 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 2001

  • 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 Smith, Wilbur 1964

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

    Birds of the Indian Hills Douglas Dewar 1916

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

    Birds of the Indian Hills Douglas Dewar 1916

  • 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 1884

  • That other fellow is the great European lammergeyer. '

    A Red Wallflower Susan Warner 1852

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

    Bruin The Grand Bear Hunt Mayne Reid 1850

  • 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 Mayne Reid 1850


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