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  • n. Plural form of jaeger.


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  • The hurtling white grouse flushed here and there are the rock ptarmigan; the dark swift sharp-winged raptors are not peregrine falcons but one or more of the three species of marine predators called jaegers ” German for "hunters" ” which after nesting will return to the oceans of the earth to pass the remainder of the year pirating other birds.

    Inside the Endangered Arctic Refuge

  • Birds of prey such as snowy owls, short-eared owls (Asio flammeus), jaegers (skuas – Stercorarius spp.), and rough-legged buzzards (Buteo lagopus) are lemming and vole specialists that are only able to breed at peak lemming densities and which aggregate in areas with high lemming densities.

    Effects of changes in climate and UV radiation levels on structure of arctic ecosystems in the short and long term

  • All jaegers were finely made, and some were decorated, but graceful they were not.

    Rifle That Made America

  • Since I like 'colorful' troops, I prefer the jaegers to the mounted figures . . . but both look very good.

    Freikorps von Kleist (FC12)

  • I have a good start on this project, having painted a dozen each of the dragoons and jaegers with another 24 Croats on the painting table.

    Freikorps von Kleist (FC12)

  • Von Kleist jaegers prowl the woods, directed by Colonel von Kleist and his aide on horseback.

    Freikorps von Kleist (FC12)

  • We double-teamed the flocks, an archer in the lead and the scattergun as backup when the birds took to wing, watching for hunting jaegers and glassing from windswept ridgelines.

    The Great Alaskan Cast and Blast

  • I looked up just as a pair of falconlike jaegers stooped on a small flock of ptarmigan, causing three to flush.

    The Great Alaskan Cast and Blast

  • Three long-tailed jaegers swoop up, down, and around this grassy ridge.

    Inside the Endangered Arctic Refuge

  • Norwegian ski troops were equipped with jaegers in 1711.



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  • I see you've graduated to the second level of Uselessness' Madeupical Etymology course. :->

    October 30, 2007

  • The seabird jaeger was named after the German riflemen of the Revolutionary War period, because of the bird's resemblance to their uniforms.

    No, not really.

    It was because the birds are also excellent shots.

    October 30, 2007

  • And then there's the seabird jaeger.

    October 30, 2007

  • There is a kind of brandy known as Asbach-Uralt. Which, I now realize, has nothing to do with Anspach.

    And there is an odd herb lickewer called Jägermeister, much favored by the Erbprinz regiment.

    However, it must be pointed out that the Hessians were really a high-tech commando unit charged with helping Keanu Reeves navigate the matrix.

    October 30, 2007

  • Captured at Yorktown, "2 regiments artillery, 2 of guards, 2 of light-infantry, 7 of foot ("regiments of foot" were infantry)," which were enumerated separately from those German-speaking troops that served with the British:

    2 regiments Anspachers (from the principality of Anspach-Bayreuth in what is now Germany)

    the "Hereditary Prince's regiment of horse," a.k.a. the Prince Hereditaire Regiment, and the Erbprinz regiment. Many of these troops were from Hesse-Kassel, which led Americans to refer erroneously to all German speakers who fought with the British as "Hessians"

    and 9 companies of "Yagers," a.k.a. Jägers or Jaegers. This regiment, also from Hesse-Kassel, was formed of expert riflemen who were recruited from among game keepers and foresters. The Jäger unit at Yorktown was commanded by Captain Johann Ewald, who left a memoir of his experiences.

    October 29, 2007