Of or with respect to archangels of nature of or resembling an archangel
- of or concerning or resembling archangels
- Of or regarding archangels; for the nature of, or resembling, an archangel.
mid-15c.; see archangel + -ic.
(a.) Of or related to archangels; of this nature of, or resembling, an archangel.
A sky-hawk that tauntingly had followed the main-truck downwards from its natural home among the stars, pecking at the flag, and incommoding Tashtego there; this bird now chanced to intercept its broad fluttering wing between the hammer and the wood; and simultaneously feeling that etherial thrill, the submerged savage beneath, in his death-gasp, kept his hammer frozen there; and so the bird of heaven, with archangelic shrieks, and his imperial beak thrust upwards, and his whole captive form folded in the flag of Ahab, went down with his ship, which, like Satan, would not sink to hell till she had dragged a living part of heaven along with her, and helmeted herself with it.