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half eagle

noun
1.
a gold coin of the U.S., discontinued in 1929, equal to five dollars.
Origin of half eagle
1780-1790
1780-90, Americanism
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  • Once upon a time the ambrosia was robbed from the gods by Garuda, half giant and half eagle, the enemy of serpents.

    Indian Myth and Legend Donald Alexander Mackenzie
  • The griffin was itself a compound creature, half lion and half eagle.

    The Devil's Dictionary Ambrose Bierce
  • In the natural history of the ancients, an imaginary animal, half lion and half eagle.

  • Here, my lad, I have thought better of it; here is a half eagle.

    Ishmael Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
  • Etana secures the assistance or a giant eagle who is an enemy of serpents like the Indian Garuda, half giant, half eagle.

    Myths of Babylonia and Assyria Donald A. Mackenzie
British Dictionary definitions for half eagle

half eagle

noun
1.
a former US gold coin worth five dollars
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