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Stannel definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

STANNEL, STANYEL, n. The kestrel, a species of hawk; called also stone-gall and wind-hover.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Kestrel Kes"trel (k[e^]s"tr[e^]l), n. [See Castrel.] (Zo["o]l.) A small, slender European hawk (Falco alaudarius), allied to the sparrow hawk. Its color is reddish fawn, streaked and spotted with white and black. Also called windhover and stannel. The name is also applied to other allied species. Note: This word is often used in contempt, as of a mean kind of hawk. ``Kites and kestrels have a resemblance with hawks.'' --Bacon.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Stannel Stan"nel, n. [AS. st[=a]ngella, stangilla; properly, stone yeller, i. e., a bird that yells from the rocks. See Stone, and Yell, and cf. Stonegall.] (Zo["o]l.) The kestrel; -- called also standgale, standgall, stanchel, stand hawk, stannel hawk, steingale, stonegall. [Written also staniel, stannyel, and stanyel.] With what wing the staniel checks at it. --Shak.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. [Written also Stannyel.] Kestrel, castrel, windhover, stonegall, stand-gale (Falcotinnunculus).



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