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Double-headed Eagle

(The). The German eagle has its head turned to our left hand, and the Roman eagle to our right hand. When Charlemagne was made “Kaiser of the Holy Roman Empire,” he joined the two heads together, one looking east and the other west.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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