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B maximusEagle Ea"gle, n. [OE. egle, F. aigle, fr. L. aquila; prob.
named from its color, fr. aquilus dark-colored, brown; cf.
Lith. aklas blind. Cf. Aquiline.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) Any large, rapacious bird of the Falcon family,
esp. of the genera Aquila and Hali[ae]etus. The eagle
is remarkable for strength, size, graceful figure,
keenness of vision, and extraordinary flight. The most
noted species are the golden eagle (Aquila
chrysa["e]tus); the imperial eagle of Europe (A.
mogilnik or imperialis); the American bald eagle
(Hali[ae]etus leucocephalus); the European sea eagle
(H. albicilla); and the great harpy eagle (Thrasaetus
harpyia). The figure of the eagle, as the king of birds,
is commonly used as an heraldic emblem, and also for
standards and emblematic devices. See Bald eagle,
Harpy, and Golden eagle.
2. A gold coin of the United States, of the value of ten
3. (Astron.) A northern constellation, containing Altair, a
star of the first magnitude. See Aquila.
4. The figure of an eagle borne as an emblem on the standard
of the ancient Romans, or so used upon the seal or
standard of any people.
Though the Roman eagle shadow thee. --Tennyson.
Note: Some modern nations, as the United States, and France
under the Bonapartes, have adopted the eagle as their
national emblem. Russia, Austria, and Prussia have for
an emblem a double-headed eagle.
Bald eagle. See Bald eagle.
Bold eagle. See under Bold.
Double eagle, a gold coin of the United States worth twenty
Eagle hawk (Zo["o]l.), a large, crested, South American
hawk of the genus Morphnus.
Eagle owl (Zo["o]l.), any large owl of the genus Bubo,
and allied genera; as the American great horned owl (Bubo
Virginianus), and the allied European species (B.
maximus). See Horned owl.
Eagle ray (Zo["o]l.), any large species of ray of the genus
Myliobatis (esp. M. aquila).
Eagle vulture (Zo["o]l.), a large West African bid
(Gypohierax Angolensis), intermediate, in several
respects, between the eagles and vultures. Cetorhinus maximusLiver Liv"er, n. [AS. lifer; akin to D. liver, G. leber, OHG.
lebara, Icel. lifr, Sw. lefver, and perh. to Gr. ? fat, E.
live, v.] (Anat.)
A very large glandular and vascular organ in the visceral
cavity of all vertebrates.
Note: Most of the venous blood from the alimentary canal
passes through it on its way back to the heart; and it
secretes the bile, produces glycogen, and in other ways
changes the blood which passes through it. In man it is
situated immediately beneath the diaphragm and mainly
on the right side. See Bile, Digestive, and
Glycogen. The liver of invertebrate animals is
usually made up of c[ae]cal tubes, and differs
materially, in form and function, from that of
Floating liver. See Wandering liver, under Wandering.
Liver of antimony, Liver of sulphur. (Old Chem.) See
Liver brown, Liver color, the color of liver, a dark,
Liver shark (Zo["o]l.), a very large shark (Cetorhinus
maximus), inhabiting the northern coasts both of Europe
and North America. It sometimes becomes forty feet in
length, being one of the largest sharks known; but it has
small simple teeth, and is not dangerous. It is captured
for the sake of its liver, which often yields several
barrels of oil. It has gill rakers, resembling whalebone,
by means of which it separates small animals from the sea
water. Called also basking shark, bone shark,
hoemother, homer, and sailfish Cetorhinus maximusBasking shark Bask"ing shark` (Zo["o]l.)
One of the largest species of sharks (Cetorhinus maximus),
so called from its habit of basking in the sun; the liver
shark, or bone shark. It inhabits the northern seas of Europe
and America, and grows to a length of more than forty feet.
It is a harmless species. Megalobatrachus maximusGiant Gi"ant, a.
Like a giant; extraordinary in size, strength, or power; as,
giant brothers; a giant son.
Giant cell. (Anat.) See Myeloplax.
Giant clam (Zo["o]l.), a bivalve shell of the genus
Tridacna, esp. T. gigas, which sometimes weighs 500
pounds. The shells are sometimes used in churches to
contain holy water.
Giant heron (Zo["o]l.), a very large African heron
(Ardeomega goliath). It is the largest heron known.
Giant kettle, a pothole of very large dimensions, as found
in Norway in connection with glaciers. See Pothole.
Giant powder. See Nitroglycerin.
Giant puffball (Bot.), a fungus (Lycoperdon giganteum),
edible when young, and when dried used for stanching
Giant salamander (Zo["o]l.), a very large aquatic
salamander (Megalobatrachus maximus), found in Japan. It
is the largest of living Amphibia, becoming a yard long.
Giant squid (Zo["o]l.), one of several species of very
large squids, belonging to Architeuthis and allied
genera. Some are over forty feet long. Rhombus maximusTurbot Tur"bot, n. [F.; -- probably so named from its shape,
and from L. turbo a top, a whirl.] (Zo["o]l.)
(a) A large European flounder (Rhombus maximus) highly
esteemed as a food fish. It often weighs from thirty to
forty pounds. Its color on the upper side is brownish
with small roundish tubercles scattered over the surface.
The lower, or blind, side is white. Called also bannock
(b) Any one of numerous species of flounders more or less
related to the true turbots, as the American plaice, or
summer flounder (see Flounder), the halibut, and the
diamond flounder (Hypsopsetta guttulata) of California.
(c) The filefish; -- so called in Bermuda.
(d) The trigger fish.
Spotted turbot. See Windowpane.
Meaning of Maximus from wikipedia
(****enised as Maximos) is the Latin
term for "greatest" or "largest". In this connection
it may refer
to: Circus Maximus
to be set upon Maximus during
the duel; Maximus
, however, prevails. Commodus orders Maximus
to kill Tigris, but Maximus spares
his opponent's life;...
- (gluteus maximus visible
at bottom) Innervation
and blood-supply of the gluteus maximus
. Gluteus maximus
cut showing underlying
structures. Gluteus maximus
(Gr****: Μάξιμος ὁ Ὁμολογητής), also known
(c. 580 – 13 August
- Limax maximus
(literally, "biggest slug"), known
by the common names great
grey slug and leopard
slug, is a species
of slug in the family
- Lord Maximus Farquaad
is the main antagonist
of the 2001 animated feature
film Shrek, as well as Shrek
4-D and the musical. He is voiced
by John Lithgow...
of the Mediterranean turbot
). The turbot
) is a large
left-e**** flatfish found primarily close
Four #47 (February 1966). Maximus
is portra**** in the television series Inhumans
by Iwan Rheon
Fiske. Maximus first appeared
infanuncula, by the Dutch Zoologists Antonius Boudewijn Deinse
(1885–1965) and Marcus
(1929–1995) in 1953; and Cetorhinus maximus
- beast-hunt at the Circus Maximus
in 523, and the last known races there
were held by Totila
in 549. The Circus Maximus
on the level...
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