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Eagle

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a public-house sign, is in honour of Queen Mary, whose badge it was. She put it on the dexter side of the shield, and the sun on the sinister—a conjugal compliment which gave great offence to her subjects.

The Golden Eagle and the Spread Eagle are commemorative of the crusades; they were the devices of the emperors of the East.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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E Pluribus Unum (Latin)
Eager
Eagle (in royal banners)
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Eagle (in funerals)
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Eagle (for lecterns in churches)
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Ear. (Anglo-Saxon, eáre.)
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Ear-shot
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