American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A falcon (Falco biarmicus) of Africa, the Mediterranean, and southern Asia.
- n. A female of this species, used in falconry.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A kind of falcon. In ornith., Falco lanarius (also called
F. feldeggi), a noble hawk of southern and central Europe and the countries bordering on the Mediterranean, from 16 to 18 inches long. Some related species share the name, as F. saker of southeastern Europe and most of Asia, called F. lanariusby many writers. The American lanner is F. mexicanus or polyagrus.
GNU Webster's 1913
- (Zoöl.) A long-tailed falcon (Falco lanarius), of Southern Europe, Asia, and Northern Africa, resembling the American prairie falcon.
- From the Middle French lanier, "cowardly", possibly from Latin lānārius. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English laner, from Old French lanier, woolweaver, coward, from Latin lānārius, woolworker, from lāna, wool. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“(Cotgrave) -- and sometimes Lennard, an imitative form of "lanner," the name of an inferior hawk --”
“Nancy has offered me a choice: of the dozen or so birds of prey she and her falconer husband keep on their rural New Hampshire property, I could work with Jazz or with Emma, the lanner falcon.”
“The region is an Endemic Bird Area with, on the coast, jackass penguin Spheniscus demersens, blue crane Anthropoides paradiseus, Cape vulture Gyps coprotheres, black eagle Aquila verreauxii, martial eagle Polemaetus bellicosus, fish eagle Haliaeetus vocifer, black harrier Circus maurus, lanner falcon Falco biarmicus and lesser kestrel Falco naumanni.”
“The regionally threatened Eurasian griffon vulture (Gyps fulvus) and lanner falcon (Falco biarmicus) also occur.”
“The region was famed in the 1970s for its raptor population, with four vulture species, lammergeier Gypaetus barbatus, black Aegypius monachus, Griffon Gyps fulvus and Egyptian Neophron peranopterus; four eagle species, golden Aquila chrysaetos, short-toed Circaetus gallicus, booted Hieraeetus pennatus and Bonelli's Hieraeetus fasciatus and breeding lanner falcons Falco biarmicus.”
“Other birds include Egyptian vulture, Neophron percnopterus, Bonelli's eagle Hieraaetus fasciatus, booted eagle H. pennatus, marsh harrier Circus aeruginosus, lanner falcon Falco biarmicus, peregrine falcon Falco peregrinus (threatened), collared pratincole Glareola pratincola and Moussier's redstart Phoenicurus moussieri.”
“The significant grassland birds are mainly raptors, such as the black and crowned eagles (Aquila verreauxii, Stephanoaetus coronatus) and the lanner and peregrine falcons (Falco biarmicus, F. peregrinus).”
“Belloniere promised me a lanner, but he wrote to me not long ago that he was become pursy.”
“We have also the lanner and the lanneret, the tersel and the goshawk, the musket and the sparhawk, the jack and the hobby, and finally some”
“We have also the lanner and the lanneret, the tersel and the goshawk, the musket and the sparhawk, the jack and the hobby, and finally some (though very few) marleons.”
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