If I cannot help you I SHALL die; but, to enable me to help you, you must flee like a bird out of the nest where these owls, these birds of prey
, are seeking to peck you to death.
A great state left to an heir, is as a lure to all the birds of prey
round about, to seize on him, if he be not the better stablished in years and judgment.
The prince had that clear and keen look which distinguishes birds of prey
of the noble species; his physiognomy itself presented several distinct traits of this resemblance.
He shut me up in a large case and ordered his executioner to carry me into a desert place, to cut off my head, and then to abandon my body to the birds of prey
Joe, by the aid of his keen sight, which he did not fail to use continually, noticed some flocks of birds of prey
flitting about the horizon.
I owned "that the HOUYHNHNMS among us, whom we called horses, were the most generous and comely animals we had; that they excelled in strength and swiftness; and when they belonged to persons of quality, were employed in travelling, racing, or drawing chariots; they were treated with much kindness and care, till they fell into diseases, or became foundered in the feet; but then they were sold, and used to all kind of drudgery till they died; after which their skins were stripped, and sold for what they were worth, and their bodies left to be devoured by dogs and birds of prey
The noted Sea of Galilee, where Roman fleets once rode at anchor and the disciples of the Saviour sailed in their ships, was long ago deserted by the devotees of war and commerce, and its borders are a silent wilderness; Capernaum is a shapeless ruin; Magdala is the home of beggared Arabs; Bethsaida and Chorazin have vanished from the earth, and the "desert places" round about them where thousands of men once listened to the Saviour's voice and ate the miraculous bread, sleep in the hush of a solitude that is inhabited only by birds of prey
and skulking foxes.
Birds of prey
hovered here and there in the shadows, or fled from their nests on the top of the rocks.
Defarge had but sprung over a railing and a table, and folded the miserable wretch in a deadly embrace--Madame Defarge had but followed and turned her hand in one of the ropes with which he was tied--The Vengeance and Jacques Three were not yet up with them, and the men at the windows had not yet swooped into the Hall, like birds of prey
from their high perches--when the cry seemed to go up, all over the city, "Bring him out
Fortunately for the daroga, a corpse, half-eaten by the birds of prey
, was found on the shore of the Caspian Sea, and was taken for Erik's body, because the daroga's friends had dressed the remains in clothing that belonged to Erik.
Beauty by itself attracts the desires of all who behold it, and the royal eagles and birds of towering flight stoop on it as on a dainty lure; but if beauty be accompanied by want and penury, then the ravens and the kites and other birds of prey
assail it, and she who stands firm against such attacks well deserves to be called the crown of her husband.
The State Agency for Environmental Protection and Fishery proposes to approve the rules of maintaining and using birds of prey
on the territory of Kyrgyzstan.