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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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In the midst of a hellish landscape of human suffering and depravity, one woman faced the ultimate challenge to her dignity and proved that nothing, not even the threat of a horrible death, could force the individual to ace ignobly or relinquish her sense of personal responsibility.
47) Known for his fiery rhetoric, Clay declared: "The premonitory symptoms of despotism are upon us; and if Congress do[es] not apply an instantaneous and effective remedy, the fatal collapse will soon come on, and we shall die -- ignobly die -- base, mean, and abject slaves; the scorn and contempt of mankind; unpitied, unwept, unmourned
If we let the most radical voices of the Arab and Muslim world define the agenda, then no amount of power we bring to bear will save us from being ejected ignobly from the region.
And then as a final ignobly to his sorry night, he fouled out with 4:45 to play.
As a result, they ignobly reinforce the ignorance of their subjects and elevate superstition to the status of divine truth.
When Caterpillar threatened to permanently replace the strikers, the UAW ignobly suspended the strike and launched an in-plant opposition strategy, with some success.
We encounter every new and improved expression of this worklessness with a mixture of gratitude and chagrin: gratitude that our familiar private torpor is being validated and expressed, but also, even more ignobly, charin (how dare he make work out of my blockage--the stuff I think I have to throw out before I even get started
But the fact stands that both the Pakistani leaderships and the Kashmiri leaderships along with the Kashmiri diaspora have let down ignobly the Kashmir people in the disputed erstwhile princely state.
Without a doubt, every human guest star was ignobly treated or put into surreal situations.
Disgust rather than charm becomes the definitive characteristic of the picturesque, which Ruskin defines in terms of "a minor degree of horror felt respecting things ignobly painful or offensive" (4:372, original emphasis).
Ariadne, mentioned by name only here in the corpus of the Essais, joins another archetypal female victim of Roman poetry, Virgil's Dido, as Montaigne stresses the convincing literary pathos these two canonical authors invest in their renditions of the "plaintes" and "regrets" of women ignobly sacrificed to the political purposes of male heroic figures such as Aeneas and Theseus.
handled some part of the jurisdiction question by ignobly using treaties.