Sunday, August 17, 2014


VO´LATILE n.f. [volatile, Fr. ] A winged animal.
      The air conveys the heat of the sun, maintains fires and serves for the flight of the volatiles.
Brown’s Vulgar Errours.  


“Volatile”:  Samuel Johnson, The Dictionary of the English Language, 1755

Upper: Balloon View of Boston, 1860, “as the eagle and wild goose see it” from 1,200 feet: James Wallace Black

Lower:  European Sea Eagle

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