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Morrish Bible Dictionary

Ospray, (Osprey)

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ozniyyah. The osprey is a bird allied to the large fish-eating eagles. It steadily balances itself over the water with scarcely a wing moving, and darts down upon a fish when it comes to the surface, strikes its sharp hooked talons into its side, and carries it to the shore. It was classed among the unclean birds. Leviticus 11:13 ; Deuteronomy 14:12 . The osprey belongs to the family of Falconidae, of the order of birds which seize their food with violence. The Pandion haliaeetus is the species probably alluded to.

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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Ospray, (Osprey) '. Morrish Bible Dictionary. 1897.

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