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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Filanders  \Fil"an*ders\,  n.  pl  [F.  filandres,  fr  L.  filum 
  thread.]  (Falconry) 
  A  disease  in  hawks,  characterized  by  the  presence  of  small 
  threadlike  worms,  also  of  filaments  of  coagulated  blood,  from 
  the  rupture  of  a  vein;  --  called  also  {backworm}.  --Sir  T.