kestrel kestrel

Definition(s):

  1. (n) small North American falcon
  2. (n) small Old World falcon that hovers in the air against a wind

Usage(s):

  1. The lesser kestrel, a small red, black and gray bird of prey, is more hawk than dove.
  2. Every king had his eagles, every earl his peregrines, and even a knave might fly a kestrel.
  3. Afflicted with a moral numbness, he now hovers like a kestrel over scenes of potential folly.

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  • Horne said: "I am not a birdwatcher, but my dad is. He has been watching birds for as long as I have known him." "Whenever we were in the car or on family holidays, he'd knock frantically on the window if we passed a kestrel hovering above...
    on Jan 15, 2009 By: Alex Horne Source: Bridgwater Mercury

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