American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A short strap fastened around the leg of a hawk or other bird used in falconry, to which a leash may be fastened.
- v. To put jesses or a jess on (a hawk, for example).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A short strap, usually of leather, sometimes of silk or other material, fastened about the leg of a hawk used in falconry, and continually worn. The leash, when used, is secured to this. But the term jess must be taken to include a short thong with a ring at the end, which is rather the leash and varvel of actual falconry than the jess proper. This is the heraldic use of the term. See cut under
- n. A ribbon that hangs down from a garland or crown in falconry.
- To secure with jesses; place the jesses on.
- n. falconry A short strap fastened around the leg of a bird used in falconry, to which a leash may be fastened.
- v. falconry To fasten a strap around the leg of a hawk.
- n. A compact coal-like, velvet-black mineral, with a polish making it fit for use in jewelry.
- n. A very dark, velvety black shade.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A short strap of leather or silk secured round the leg of a hawk, to which the leash or line, wrapped round the falconer's hand, was attached when used. See
- From Middle English, from Middle French jaiet, from Latin gagates 'throw', from Gagas (a town and river in Asia Minor). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English ges, from Old French, pl. of jet, something thrown, from Vulgar Latin *iectus, alteration of Latin iactus, past participle of iacere, to throw; see yē- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“I would keep the relationship the same, but make “peeks” the dependent variable. jess Says:”
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