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Bird with half of each leg broken (5)


I believe the answer is:


'bird' is the definition.
(I know that eagle is a type of Bird of prey)

'half of each leg broken' is the wordplay.
'half of' indicates taking half.
'broken' indicates anagramming the letters.
'each' halved is 'ea'.
'leg' with letters rearranged gives 'gle'.

'with' acts as a link.

(Other definitions for eagle that I've seen before include "Erne, perhaps" , "Hook-billed bird of prey -- old US $10 coin" , "five buck bit, or more" , "The emblem of the US is bald" , "Bird of prey, may be golden" .)

I've seen this clue in The Globe and Mail.
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