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- ‘The king of birds said to Mother Crow, ‘If you really had pity on your little ones, why did you leave the nest for so many days?’’
- ‘Again that highly energetic and imposing king of birds pecked off the robust head of the charioteer of Ravana with beak.’
- ‘Eagles were considered the kings of birds, so they were seen as the birds of Zeus, king of gods and men.’
- ‘The wren who lost his life in sacrifice to the rebirth of the sun, and the eagle who he had done out of his title kings of birds.’
- ‘It is the king of birds and lord of the air united with the king of beasts and lord of the earth.’
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