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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfalconfal‧con /ˈfɔːlkən $ ˈfæl-/ noun [countable]  HBAa bird that kills and eats other animals and can be trained to hunt
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falconBy the marks in the sand, it had been felled by a falcon, which made a meal of its flesh.The eagles are the masters of the air, lord over kite and falcon, proud of their rights.See p. 90 for distinctions of Accipitridae from falcons.His falcon flew into a window of the empty castle and did not return.Not only is the bird's distribution highly individual, its ecology is more finely tuned than that of any other falcon.The manager was waiting for her at the desk, deftly fidgeting with a half-stuffed peregrine falcon.The king, trying to find the falcon, wandered in the castle.
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