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  • I out like a jer-falcon, and cried, --- ` Wad they shoot an honest woman's poor innocent bairn? '

    The Waverley

  • The snow-bunting, the jer-falcon, and the snowy owl are also white-coloured birds inhabiting the arctic regions, and there can be little doubt but that their colouring is to some extent protective.

    Contributions to the Theory of Natural Selection A Series of Essays

  • Twa unlucky red-coats were up for black-fishing, or some siccan ploy -- for the neb o 'them's never out o' mischief -- and they just got a glisk o 'his Honour as he gaed into the wood, and banged aff a gun at him, I out like a jer-falcon, and cried, -- "Wad they shoot an honest woman's poor innocent bairn?"

    Waverley: or, 'Tis sixty years since

  • I out like a jer-falcon, and cried -- "Wad they shoot an honest woman's poor innocent bairn?"

    Waverley — Volume 2

  • “I think ye hae been at the wee cappie this morning, for as early as it is — My gude name! — if ony body touched my gude name, I would neither fash counsel nor commissary — I wad be down amang them, like a jer-falcon amang a wheen wild-geese, and the best amang them that dared to say ony thing of

    Saint Ronan's Well

  • I out like a jer-falcon, and cried — “Wad they shoot an honest woman’s poor innocent bairn?”

    Waverley

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  • Oh, yes. That certainly looks like a gyrfalcon. :-)

    August 26, 2008

  • Probably a gyrfalcon, illustrated here.

    August 26, 2008