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Eagre meaning

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  1. The Floss is a tidal river like the Trent, and in each case the spring- tide, rushing up the river with its terrific wave and flooding the land for miles round, is known as the Eagre, a name not a little descriptive of the thing itself. - "George Eliot", Mathilde Blind.
  2. And the mill with its booming- the great chestnut tree under which they played at house- their own little river, the Ripple, where the banks seemed like home, and Tom was always seeing water- rats while Maggie gathered the purple plumy tops of the reeds which she forgot, and dropped afterwards- above all, the great Floss, along which they wandered with a sense of travel, to see the rushing spring- tide, the awful Eagre, come up like a hungry monster, or to see the Great Ash which had once wailed and groaned like a man- these things would always be just the same to them. - "Hospital Sketches", Robert Swain Peabody.
  3. Yet loud as when he first showed War's effete Their Schoolman off his eagre mounted high, And summoned to subject who dared compete, The cannon in the name Napoleon Discoursed of sulphur earth to curtained sky. - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
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