\fˈalkən], \fˈalkən], \f_ˈa_l_k_ə_n]\
Definitions of FALCON
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By Noah Webster.
In zool. a member of the Falconinae, a sub-family of the Falconidae (which see), characterized by a short beak, curved from the base, by having on the margin one or two strong indentations on each side, and very long wings, of which the second pen-feather is the largest. The species most commonly used in falconry are the gyrfalon or jerfalcon (Falco gyrfalco) and the peregrine falcon (F. peregrinus). The former is regarded as the boldest and most beautiful of its family, and next to the eagle the most formidable, active, and intrepid of birds. It is therefore held in the highest esteem for falconry, and was formerly imported from Iceland and Norway. The peregrine falcon being much more easily procured was much more commonly the object of the falconer's care. It builds on high rocks on the coast, and is more numerous in Scotland than england. The geographical distribution of the falcons is very wide, extending from the equator to the poles, and many species have been described. The term falcon is by sportsmen restricted to the female, the male, which is smaller and less courageous, being called tersel, tiercel, or tercelet.
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By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman
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By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.