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  • adj. Having jesses on, as a hawk.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having jesses on, as a hawk.


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  • Hariba has been "jessed", techno-biologically altered to be subservient to whoever has purchased her.

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  • Joss turned away from the view and walked in through the highest mouth, into the high hall where he had jessed and hooded Scar years ago on a visit to Horn Hall, then busy with reeves and eagles and hirelings going to and fro.

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  • Marit chained her to one of the rings hammered into the rock, hooded and jessed her.

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  • She couldn't fly even if she hadn't been jessed; she hadn't Kyrr's control-and she hung at the end of the leather straps, upside-down, swinging and twisting as she beat at the air and the perch with her wings.

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  • And these same youthful lords had but that hour returned from the chase so that they stood yet in the courtyard, each bearing upon his wrist his gerfalcon, hooded and jessed.

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  • This falcon flew straightway into the chamber, jessed and hooded from the glove, and came where the dame was seated.

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  • They had, in fact, their birds jessed and hooded and were turning for home, when Prosper saw some fields away a white bird -- gull he thought -- flying low.

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  • I went to her flight and jessed her up, and we went out front to the top of the hill.

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  • a frenzy of beetles feasting on carrion, and I cannot tell you in memory's dream, whether the sight or the seeing drew me whether I went of my own accord or drawn like a jessed bird hard to the falconer's will.

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