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fal·con·et

 (făl′kə-nĕt′, fôl′-, fô′kə-)
n.
1. A small or young falcon.
2. Any of several small falcons, especially any of several species of the genus Microhierax native to tropical Asia.

falconet

(ˈfɔːlkəˌnɛt; ˈfɔːkə-)
n
1. (Animals) any of various small falcons, esp any of the Asiatic genus Microhierax
2. (Military) a small light cannon used from the 15th to 17th centuries

fal•co•net

(ˈfɔl kəˌnɛt, ˈfæl-, ˈfɔ kə-)

n.
any of several small Asian falcons, esp. of the genus Microhierax.
[1850–55]
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He invites me to Moscow in order to prove his assertion, and show me his leg's tomb, and the very cannon that shot him; he says it's the eleventh from the gate of the Kremlin, an old-fashioned falconet taken from the French afterwards.
The Tlaxcaltecs mobilized far larger forces but only the foremost soldiers could bring their weapons to bear, and Spanish crossbows, harquebues, and falconets effectively disrupted these formations.
Nevertheless, he made a solemn procession (according to a scenario that had been laid out in one of Shelikhov's letters) with the Russian flag and coat of arms, the twenty promyshlenniki who were with him marching with rifles and falconets, conducting military exercises.
NIGERIAN supremo Alhaji Aminu Maigari was rescued by the female Falconets last week during a grilling from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
Au terme d'une rencontre aprement disputee, les Falconets ont decroche leur place en finale malgre de nombreuses actions en faveur des Cafeteras.