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spread eagle

n.
1.
a. The figure of an eagle with wings and legs spread.
b. The emblem on the obverse of the Great Seal of the United States.
2. A posture or design resembling such an emblem or figure.

spread eagle

n
1. (Heraldry) the representation of an eagle with outstretched wings, used as an emblem of the US
2. (Skiing) an acrobatic skating figure

spread′ ea′gle


n.
1. a representation of an eagle with outspread wings: used as an emblem of the U.S.
2. a skating figure performed with the skates touching heel-to-heel in a straight line and the arms outstretched.
[1560–70]

spread′-ea`gle



adj., v. -gled, -gling. adj.
1. having or suggesting the form of a spread eagle.
2. lying with arms and legs outstretched.
3. boastful or bombastic, esp. in the display of patriotic pride in the U.S.
v.t.
4. to stretch out in a spread-eagle position.
v.i.
5. to perform the skating figure of a spread eagle.
[1820–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spread eagle - an emblem (an eagle with wings and legs spread) on the obverse of the Great Seal of the United Statesspread eagle - an emblem (an eagle with wings and legs spread) on the obverse of the Great Seal of the United States
allegory, emblem - a visible symbol representing an abstract idea
2.spread eagle - a skating figure executed with the skates heel to heel in a straight line
figure - a predetermined set of movements in dancing or skating; "she made the best score on compulsory figures"
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The spread eagle ought to use his wings," said Mrs.
As long as THE SPREAD EAGLE paid her a dollar a column for her
And so here's Rugby, sir, at last, and you'll be in plenty of time for dinner at the School-house, as I telled you," said the old guard, pulling his horn out of its case and tootle-tooing away, while the coachman shook up his horses, and carried them along the side of the school close, round Dead-man's corner, past the school-gates, and down the High Street to the Spread Eagle, the wheelers in a spanking trot, and leaders cantering, in a style which would not have disgraced "Cherry Bob," "ramping, stamping, tearing, swearing Billy Harwood," or any other of the old coaching heroes.
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2 miles / 5 hours 1 From the visitor reception, take the path to the Spread Eagle Inn, through the car park and courtyard.
1 Path to Spread Eagle Inn, left on road, passing St Peter's Church.
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Thank you to the Spread Eagle for their hospitality and finally a special heartfelt thanks to all staff at Daren Persson Funeral Services, especially the Funeral Director Sharon McRoberts for funeral arrangements.
uy Fawkes F at a ce of , The historic Spread Eagle Hotel in Midhurst, Sussex, has offered a bed for the night to Queen Elizabeth I and Fawkes himself, when he was a footman for a local viscount.
The 34-year-old was stabbed during a violent clash between a group of drinkers who are believed to have come from The Spread Eagle pub in Lichfield Street and a wedding party at Bilston Town Hall opposite.