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Tassel-Gentle

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The tiercel is the male of the goshawk. So called because it is a tierce or third less than the female. This is true of all birds of prey. The tiercel-gentle was the class of hawk appropriate to princes. (See Hawk.)

“O for a falconer’s voice

To lure this tassel-gentle back again!”


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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Tariff
Tarpaulins or Tars
Tarpeian Rock
Tarred
Tarring and Feathering
Tarrinzean Field
Tartan Plaid
Tartar
Tartaros (Greek), Tartarus (Latin)
Tartuffe
Tassel-Gentle
Tasselled Gentleman
Tatianists
Tatterdemalion
Tattoo
Tattoo (To)
Tau
Taurus [the Bull]
Tawdry
Tawny (The)
Taylor