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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 acting against the Martiall behind his back--and by articulating their own jealousy at his good fortune--they represent both the ignobility and poor advice often found at court among a monarch's advisors.
Jefferson offers a scathing critique of the evolving world of Michael Jackson--who rose from child prodigy to biggest star in the world to relative ignobility.
I am, however, concerned that what is strangest and most bracing about his work--his conviction in the basic ignobility of humankind--is frequently whitewashed in the endorsements of his supporters.
Gothic and Illuminating the Renaissance were two steps into the advancing mists of an ever-receding past; or two pasts sometimes fusing and sometimes dividing: the piety of private religious devotion, and the ignobility of the Hundred Years' War, with its vain destruction that spread into the Wars of the Roses; not merely a mist but a miasma through which Richard the Third ferreted and slaughtered.
As Sorrentino's narrator typically remarks at one point, "If there is one controlling factor that today informs our lives (outside of ignobility, of course), that factor must be greed" (164).
25) Roosevelt contrasted war and peace, celebrating the former and equating the latter with "a condition of blubberlike and swollen ignobility, fit for huckstering weaklings, dwelling in gray twilight and heedless of the higher life.
In moving from decay to doxology, matter is exonerated of its impermanence and ignobility, annihilated so that it can glorify what is perfect and eternal.
The ignobility of the protagonist's actions, however, becomes manifest with the recognition that no "picture" or face appears reflected in a "desecrated mind" like Jenny's, "no sound is in its sluggish pace"(168).