(Fal"con*er) n. [OE. fauconer, OF. falconier, fauconier, F. fauconnier. See Falcon.] A
person who breeds or trains hawks for taking birds or game; one who follows the sport of fowling with
(Fal"co*net) n. [Dim. of falcon: cf. F. fauconneau, LL. falconeta, properly, a young falcon.]
1. One of the smaller cannon used in the 15th century and later.
2. (Zoöl.) (a) One of several very small Asiatic falcons of the genus Microhierax. (b) One of a group
of Australian birds of the genus Falcunculus, resembling shrikes and titmice.
(Fal"con*gen`til) n. [F. faucon- gentil. See Falcon, and Genteel.] (Zoöl.) The female or
young of the goshawk (Astur palumbarius).
(Fal"co*nine) a. (Zoöl.) Like a falcon or hawk; belonging to the Falconidæ
(Fal"con*ry) n. [Cf. F. fauconnerie. See Falcon.]
1. The art of training falcons or hawks to pursue and attack wild fowl or game.
2. The sport of taking wild fowl or game by means of falcons or hawks.
(||Fal"cu*la) n. [L., a small sickle, a billhook.] (Zoöl.) A curved and sharp- pointed claw.
(Fal"cu*late) a. (Zoöl.) Curved and sharppointed, like a falcula, or claw of a falcon.
(Fald"age) n. [LL. faldagium, fr. AS. fald, E. fold. Cf. Foldage.] (O. Eng. Law) A privilege
of setting up, and moving about, folds for sheep, in any fields within manors, in order to manure them;
often reserved to himself by the lord of the manor. Spelman.
(Fald"fee`) n. [AS. fald (E. fold) + E. fee. See Faldage.] (O. Eng. Law) A fee or rent paid
by a tenant for the privilege of faldage on his own ground. Blount.
(Fald"ing), n. A frieze or rough- napped cloth. [Obs.]
(Fal"dis*to*ry) n. [LL. faldistorium, faldestorium, from OHG. faldstuol; faldan, faltan, to fold
(G. falten) + stuol stool. So called because it could be folded or laid together. See Fold, and Stool,
and cf. Faldstool, Fauteuil.] The throne or seat of a bishop within the chancel. [Obs.]
(Fald"stool`) n. [See Faldistory.] A folding stool, or portable seat, made to fold up in the
manner of a camo stool. It was formerly placed in the choir for a bishop, when he offciated in any but
his own cathedral church. Fairholt.
In the modern practice of the Church of England, the term faldstool is given to the reading desk from
which the litany is read. This esage is a relic of the ancient use of a lectern folding like a camp stool.