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The Jackal winced, though he was full three seasons old, but you cannot resent an insult from a person with a beak a yard long, and the power of driving it like a javelin.
He went one Tuesday evening to the tavern in Beak Street and found nobody there but Macalister.
He would not eat worms or insects (which they thought very silly of him), so they brought him bread in their beaks.
I struck metal, that time, and it nearly broke my beak.
And there was that lean old fellow with the eagle beak that had dropped in on us one night.
With your strong beak, break the knot which holds him tied, take him down, and lay him softly on the grass at the foot of the oak.
It was flying straight towards him; the guttural cry, like the even tearing of some strong stuff, sounded close to his ear; the long beak and neck of the bird could be seen, and at the very instant when Levin was taking aim, behind the bush where Oblonsky stood, there was a flash of red lightning: the bird dropped like an arrow, and darted upwards again.
But,' he added, noticing Oliver's look of surprise, 'I suppose you don't know what a beak is, my flash com-pan-i-on.
slowly it floats more and more away, the water round it torn and splashed by the insatiate sharks, and the air above vexed with rapacious flights of screaming fowls, whose beaks are like so many insulting poniards in the whale.
It seemed there would shortly be an encounter of strange beaks and claws, as of eagles.
Beaks that could break and rend and tear--all the birds represented were of a predatory kind.
They had fierce eyes and sharp talons and beaks, and the children hoped none of them would venture into the cavern.