Sorry guys but a deal's a deal: You bought him, you're keeping him.
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|Expression||Meaning in falconry||Derived meaning|
|in a bate||bating: trying to fly off when tethered||in a panic|
|with bated breath||bated: tethered, unable to fly free||restrained and focussed by expectation|
|fed up||of a hawk, with its crop full and so not wanting to hunt||no longer interested in something|
|haggard||of a hawk, caught from the wild when adult||looking exhausted and unwell, in poor condition; wild or untamed|
|under his/her thumb||of the hawk's leash when secured to the fist||tightly under control|
|wrapped round his/her little finger||of the hawk's leash when secured to the fist||tightly under control|
|rouse||To shake one's feathers||Stir or awaken|
|pounce||Referring to a hawk's claws, later derived to refer to birds springing or swooping to catch prey||Jump forward to seize or attack something|
|to turn tail[||Fly away||To turn and run away|
To 'Hawk up'
Meaning in falconryThe sound of a hawk expelling the indigestible parts of a meal
Clearing phlegm from the throat
No fishing excursion is complete without an emergency trip to the fishing shop, so when The Lighthouse Keeper's waders self-destructed we made a pilgrimage to SportFish in Hereford. The shop is vast, they have a casting pool out the back, but due to my scrappy and short range casting I could have practiced indoors the shop is so big.
The true sportsman needs neither game laws nor bag limits, nor does the securing of a license make a sportsman. He must be moderate in his kill, find part of the pleasure in being afield, and in observing the lives of the denizens of the streams and wood. Many of our best days are those in which a
largecatch was not made."Uncle" Lloyd Taylor