bird of Jove


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Noun1.Bird of Jove - any of various large keen-sighted diurnal birds of prey noted for their broad wings and strong soaring flightbird of Jove - any of various large keen-sighted diurnal birds of prey noted for their broad wings and strong soaring flight
bird of prey, raptor, raptorial bird - any of numerous carnivorous birds that hunt and kill other animals
Accipitridae, family Accipitridae - hawks; Old World vultures; kites; harriers; eagles
eaglet - a young eagle
Harpia harpyja, harpy eagle, harpy - large black-and-white crested eagle of tropical America
Aquila chrysaetos, golden eagle - large eagle of mountainous regions of the northern hemisphere having a golden-brown head and neck
Aquila rapax, tawny eagle - brownish eagle of Africa and parts of Asia
American eagle, bald eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus - a large eagle of North America that has a white head and dark wings and body
sea eagle - any of various large eagles that usually feed on fish
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So spake, so wish'd much-humbl'd EVE, but Fate Subscrib'd not; Nature first gave Signs, imprest On Bird, Beast, Aire, Aire suddenly eclips'd After short blush of Morn; nigh in her sight The Bird of JOVE, stoopt from his aerie tour, Two Birds of gayest plume before him drove: Down from a Hill the Beast that reigns in Woods, First Hunter then, pursu'd a gentle brace, Goodliest of all the Forrest, Hart and Hinde; Direct to th' Eastern Gate was bent thir flight.