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- n. A raptor still in its downy stage. Specifically a raptor that has been taken from the nest while still in its downy stage.
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Since then, he told me, the mother had left the nest with one of the eyass bodies in her beak and deposited it on the ground near the nest.
And the falcon or hawk or genette or tiercel having stooped, the Queen will call upon that eyass for the lure appropriated to each bird as it chances.