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cancelier


cancelier


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cancelier  \Can`cel*ier"\,  v.  i.  [F.  chanceler  OF  canseler  to 
  waver,  orig.  to  cross  the  legs  so  as  not  to  fall;  from  the 
  same  word  as  E.  cancel.]  (Falconry) 
  To  turn  in  flight;  --  said  of  a  hawk.  [Obs.]  --Nares. 
 
  He  makes  his  stoop;  but  wanting  breath,  is  forced  To 
  cancelier.  --Massinger. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cancelier  \Can`cel*ier"\,  Canceleer  \Can"cel*eer\,  n.  (Falconry) 
  The  turn  of  a  hawk  upon  the  wing  to  recover  herself,  when  she 
  misses  her  aim  in  the  stoop.  [Obs.] 
 
  The  fierce  and  eager  hawks,  down  thrilling  from  the 
  skies,  Make  sundry  canceliers  ere  they  the  fowl  can 
  reach.  --Drayton.