spread eagle

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spread eagle

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

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

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.


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.
4. to stretch out in a spread-eagle position.
5. to perform the skating figure of a spread eagle.
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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Results from the Dumfries League, December 14: Slipstream A League New Bazaar B 4 Glenpark X 8; Salutation A 2 Barrel C 10;Waverley R 9 Globe M/S B 3; Barrel A 4 Devorgilla B 8; Spread Eagle A 6 New Bazaar A 6; Dickies A 7Waverley A 5.
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.
Among the sites earmarked for investment are The Spread Eagle and The Staith House in North Shields; The Ship Inn in Monkseaton; Fleet Street and The Waterline in Newcastle; The Kittiwake in Whitley Bay; The Fellsider in Whickham; The Golden Lion in Corbridge; The Red Kite in Winlaton Mill and The Sun Inn in Morpeth.
RELAXING RETREAT WEST SUSSEX: Spread Eagle Hotel & Spa, Midhurst (01730 816 911), on doorstep of South Downs National Park, offers B&B for pounds 99 until Sep 30, incl complimentary glass of champers, dinner from a la carte menu to value of pounds 35, and Aquila Spa facilities for two days.
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.