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golden eagle, noun phrase

An obsolescent name for the tawny eagle, Aquila rapax of the Accipitridae; also called lammervanger.
1846 J.C. Brown tr. of T. Arbousset’s Narr. of Explor. Tour to N.-E. of Col. 220The English of the Cape call it the golden eagle.., and the Dutch farmers, lamvanger, or lamb seizer, because it is accustomed to seize, and carry off to its aerie, a lamb or kid.
1970 Daily News 4 June 21A 13-year old White youth captured a long taloned golden eagle (lammervanger) with his bare hands.
An obsolescent name for the tawny eagle, Aquila rapax of the Accipitridae; also called lammervanger.

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