Definition of Stannel

1. n. The kestrel; -- called also standgale, standgall, stanchel, stand hawk, stannel hawk, steingale, stonegall.



Definition of Stannel

1. the kestrel [n -S] - See also: kestrel

Medical Definition of Stannel

1. The kestrel. Synonym: standgale, standgall, stanchel, stand hawk, stannel hawk, steingale, stonegall. Alternative forms: staniel, stannyel, and stanyel] "With what wing the staniel checks at it." (Shak) Origin: AS. Stangella, stangilla; properly, stone yeller, i.e, a bird that yells from the rocks. See Stone, and Yell, and cf. Stonegall. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Stannel

stannaries
stannary
stannary court
stannary courts
stannary parliament
stannary parliaments
stannary town
stannary towns
stannate
stannates
stannation
stannations
stannator
stannators
stannatrane
stannel (current term)
stannels
stannian
stannic
stannic acid
stannic chloride
stannic oxide
stannic sulfide
stannide
stanniferous
stanniocalcin
stannite
stannites
stanno-
stannoan

Literary usage of Stannel

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1. Notes on English Etymology: Chiefly Reprinted from the Transactions of the by Walter William Skeat (1901)
"At a later time it was further shortened to stannel, just as Daniel is sometimes Dan'el. Even this is not the end, for sometimes the former syllable was ..."

2. Transactions of the Philological Society by Philological Society (Great Britain). (1888)
"Even this is not the end, for sometimes the former By liable was translated by the form stone, and thus the bird was called the stone-gall. Both stannel and ..."

3. British birds' eggs and nests, popularly described by John Christopher Atkinson (1861)
"... or stannel- hawk;—query, Stand-gale, as Montagu writes one of its provincial names Stone-gall. Windhover certainly suggests the meaning of Stand-gale, ..."

4. Dictionary of Obsolete and Provincial English: Containing Words from the by Thomas Wright (1886)
"(2) The stannel-hawk. North. ... (A.-N.) A base (5) i. A rood of land. North. stannel, J kind of hawk. ..."

5. Dictionary of Obsolete and Provincial English: Containing Words from the by Thomas Wright (1857)
"(2) The stannel-hawk. North. STANCHION, s. (A.-N.) A prop, or support ; the bar of a window. ... N.) A base stannel, J kind of hawk. ..."

6. The feathered tribes of the British islands by Robert Mudie (1834)
"Two of its popular synonymes are, the " stannel" and the " wind-hover;" and these, ... stannel," or " stand-gall," as it is sometimes pronounced, ..."

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