- And the mill with its booming- the great chestnut- tree under which they played at houses- their own little river, the Ripple, where the banks seemed like home, and Tom was always seeing the water- rats, while Maggie gathered the purple plumy tops of the reeds, which she forgot and dropped afterward- above all, the great Floss, along which they wandered with a sense of travel, to see the rushing spring- tide, the awful Eagre, come up like a hungry monster, or to see the Great Ash which had once wailed and groaned like a man- these things would always be just the same to them. - "The Ontario Readers: The High School Reader, 1886", Ministry of Education.
- But like an Eagre rode in triumph o'er the tide. - "The Ports, Harbours, Watering-places and Picturesque Scenery of Great Britain Vol. 1", William Finden.
- 164. He remarks, The English term eagre still survives in provincial dialect for the tide- wave or bore on rivers. - "Beowulf", Unknown.