stannel
Kestrel Kes"trel (k[e^]s"tr[e^]l), n. [See {Castrel}.] (Zo["o]l.) A small, slender European hawk ({Falco alaudarius}), allied to the sparrow hawk. Its color is reddish fawn, streaked and spotted with white and black. Also called {windhover} and {stannel}. The name is also applied to other allied species. [1913 Webster]

Note: This word is often used in contempt, as of a mean kind of hawk. ``Kites and kestrels have a resemblance with hawks.'' --Bacon. [1913 Webster]


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  • Stannel — Stan nel ( n[e^]l), n. [AS. st[=a]ngella, stangilla; properly, stone yeller, i. e., a bird that yells from the rocks. See {Stone}, and {Yell}, and cf. {Stonegall}.] (Zo[ o]l.) The kestrel; called also {standgale}, {standgall}, {stanchel}, {stand… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stannel — see staniel …   Useful english dictionary

  • stannel — n. [Written also Stannyel.] Kestrel, castrel, windhover, stonegall, stand gale (Falcotinnunculus) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • stannel hawk — Stannel Stan nel ( n[e^]l), n. [AS. st[=a]ngella, stangilla; properly, stone yeller, i. e., a bird that yells from the rocks. See {Stone}, and {Yell}, and cf. {Stonegall}.] (Zo[ o]l.) The kestrel; called also {standgale}, {standgall}, {stanchel} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stannel-hawk — North Country (Newcastle) Words the kestril or windhover stanchil, staneshel the iron bar of a window …   English dialects glossary

  • stanchel — Stannel Stan nel ( n[e^]l), n. [AS. st[=a]ngella, stangilla; properly, stone yeller, i. e., a bird that yells from the rocks. See {Stone}, and {Yell}, and cf. {Stonegall}.] (Zo[ o]l.) The kestrel; called also {standgale}, {standgall}, {stanchel} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stand hawk — Stannel Stan nel ( n[e^]l), n. [AS. st[=a]ngella, stangilla; properly, stone yeller, i. e., a bird that yells from the rocks. See {Stone}, and {Yell}, and cf. {Stonegall}.] (Zo[ o]l.) The kestrel; called also {standgale}, {standgall}, {stanchel} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • standgale — Stannel Stan nel ( n[e^]l), n. [AS. st[=a]ngella, stangilla; properly, stone yeller, i. e., a bird that yells from the rocks. See {Stone}, and {Yell}, and cf. {Stonegall}.] (Zo[ o]l.) The kestrel; called also {standgale}, {standgall}, {stanchel} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • standgall — Stannel Stan nel ( n[e^]l), n. [AS. st[=a]ngella, stangilla; properly, stone yeller, i. e., a bird that yells from the rocks. See {Stone}, and {Yell}, and cf. {Stonegall}.] (Zo[ o]l.) The kestrel; called also {standgale}, {standgall}, {stanchel} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • staniel — Stannel Stan nel ( n[e^]l), n. [AS. st[=a]ngella, stangilla; properly, stone yeller, i. e., a bird that yells from the rocks. See {Stone}, and {Yell}, and cf. {Stonegall}.] (Zo[ o]l.) The kestrel; called also {standgale}, {standgall}, {stanchel} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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