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tiercel

[teer-suh l]
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noun Falconry.
  1. tercel.
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Examples from the Web for tiercel

Historical Examples

  • The price for a falcon is four to five pounds, and of a tiercel from three to four.

    The Art and Practice of Hawking

    Edward B. Michell

  • It is only rather exceptionally that a tiercel can be got to fly them.

  • "Let us give them a bishop, then," says the bearer of the tiercel, which is called by that name.

  • It must not be considered that this tiercel did not dash at once into the whole flock because he was afraid to do so.

  • One tiercel has been known to kill eight magpies in a day; but this is extraordinary work.


British Dictionary definitions for tiercel

tiercel

noun
  1. a variant of tercel
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