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  • n. Plural form of tercel.


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  • She had suspected that she and Tyler had not been talking about the same things, but it was not until she had looked everything up that she fully understood that falcons, tercels, hoods, and familiar meant one thing to him and something entirely different to her.

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  • Some were feeding in the streets their sparrow-hawks and moulting falcons; others were giving an airing to their tercels, [16] their mewed birds, and young yellow hawks; others play at dice or other game of chance, some at chess, and some at backgammon.

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  • The ruffled and bewildered tercels were whistled back, and neither Garin de Biterres nor his prisoners could be certain in the gathering twilight whether any of the pigeons had escaped their pursuers.

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  • The two birds of prey which the men brought were moreover not the type of hawk used especially to hunt pigeons, but young falcons or tercels.

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  • Townsend, and his red tercels, Messrs. Croc Franc and Craignon; -- not forgetting that never-to-be forgotten hawking of the Emperor

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  • That hawking establishment now in view, completely shut out, for the moment, all other objects; "of tercels and of lures he talks;" and before his imagination were hawking scenes, and Helen with a hawk on her wrist, looking most graceful -- a hawk of his own training it should be.

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  • Three tercels, if I remember, being disappointed in their love for a formel.

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  • A formell egle beyng beloved of three tercels, requireth a yeeres respite to make her choise: upon this triall, _Qui bien aime tard oublie_-'He that loveth well is slow to forget. '"

    International Miscellany of Literature, Art and Science, Vol. 1, No. 3, Oct. 1, 1850


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