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Falconry
a. designating short-winged hawks that capture their quarry by swiftness and adroitness of flight
b. designating quarry which is inferior or unworthy of pursuit by a particular species of hawk or falcon
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But eighteen glasses of gin consumed among boxers in an ignoble pot-house--it was an odious crime and not to be pardoned readily.
The way was wet and dismal, and the night so black, that if Mr Willet had been his own pilot, he would have walked into a deep horsepond within a few hundred yards of his own house, and would certainly have terminated his career in that ignoble sphere of action.
Tout en exprimant Sa ferme condamnation de cet attentat abject, SM le Roi a fait part de [beaucoup moins que]la solidarite totale[beaucoup plus grand que] du Royaume du Maroc avec le peuple tunisien frere dans sa lutte contre ces actes barbares, et de son soutien pour faire face a toutes les formes de terrorisme ignoble, prohibe par toutes les religions celestes et rejete par les valeurs nobles de la religion musulmane.
Comme il fallait s'y attendre, ce crime ignoble n'est pas reste impuni.
Tunisia condemns "this ignoble terrorist attack" whose perpetrators aim "to undermine stability of the kingdom and its security," a statement of the Foreign Ministry reads, voicing Tunisia's solidarity and compassion with the Saudi people, its leaders and the families of the victims.
People who have been to war have left the universe behind because war no matter how justified or unjustified, noble or ignoble is always a crime
If you ever needed an example of the gulf between the political elite who draw up policy and the voters who are affected by it, then the ignoble Lord Freud is the walking embodiment of it.
Fry said: "I take this opportunity to apologise unreservedly, to the owners, managers or representatives of the noble and ignoble premises.
He said: "I take this opportunity to apologise to the owners of the noble and ignoble premises and to the hundreds of private homes, offices, car dashboards, tables, mantelpieces and available polished surfaces that could so easily have been added to this list of shame.
Should this prove to be the fool's trade it appears to be -- of five superior, well-connected, hostile killing machines without a conscience for one ignoble, dishonorable, damaged fellow citizen of ours -- we may still take heart that, after all, he's an American, which makes up for a lot, though not, I believe, should many of us die in consequence.
It was engineered so well that even in its death throes, it surrendered only to the demolition hammer and her ignoble end.
Jack, a hero to every citizen of Cardiff, in some ways seemed above the often ignoble art.