jess


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jess

 (jĕs)
n.
A short strap fastened around the leg of a hawk or other bird used in falconry, to which a leash may be fastened.
tr.v. jessed, jess·ing, jess·es
To put jesses or a jess on (a hawk, for example).

[Middle English ges, from Old French, pl. of jet, something thrown, from Vulgar Latin *iectus, alteration of Latin iactus, past participle of iacere, to throw; see yē- in Indo-European roots.]

jess

(dʒɛs) falconry
n
(Falconry) a short leather strap, one end of which is permanently attached to the leg of a hawk or falcon while the other can be attached to a leash
vb
(Falconry) (tr) to put jesses on (a hawk or falcon)
[C14: from Old French ges, from Latin jactus a throw, from jacere to throw]
jessed adj

jess

(dʒɛs)

n.
a short strap fastened around the leg of a hawk and attached to the leash.
[1300–50; Middle English ges < Old French ges, gez, getz < Latin jactus a throwing, derivative of jac(ere) to throw]

jess


Past participle: jessed
Gerund: jessing

Imperative
jess
jess
Present
I jess
you jess
he/she/it jesses
we jess
you jess
they jess
Preterite
I jessed
you jessed
he/she/it jessed
we jessed
you jessed
they jessed
Present Continuous
I am jessing
you are jessing
he/she/it is jessing
we are jessing
you are jessing
they are jessing
Present Perfect
I have jessed
you have jessed
he/she/it has jessed
we have jessed
you have jessed
they have jessed
Past Continuous
I was jessing
you were jessing
he/she/it was jessing
we were jessing
you were jessing
they were jessing
Past Perfect
I had jessed
you had jessed
he/she/it had jessed
we had jessed
you had jessed
they had jessed
Future
I will jess
you will jess
he/she/it will jess
we will jess
you will jess
they will jess
Future Perfect
I will have jessed
you will have jessed
he/she/it will have jessed
we will have jessed
you will have jessed
they will have jessed
Future Continuous
I will be jessing
you will be jessing
he/she/it will be jessing
we will be jessing
you will be jessing
they will be jessing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been jessing
you have been jessing
he/she/it has been jessing
we have been jessing
you have been jessing
they have been jessing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been jessing
you will have been jessing
he/she/it will have been jessing
we will have been jessing
you will have been jessing
they will have been jessing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been jessing
you had been jessing
he/she/it had been jessing
we had been jessing
you had been jessing
they had been jessing
Conditional
I would jess
you would jess
he/she/it would jess
we would jess
you would jess
they would jess
Past Conditional
I would have jessed
you would have jessed
he/she/it would have jessed
we would have jessed
you would have jessed
they would have jessed
References in classic literature ?
You see Jess is not really you,' I begin inquiringly.
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Had Jess a silk of any kind - not to speak of a silk like that?
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I tell you what, if there had been a real Jess and she had boasted to me about her cloak with beads, I would have said to her in a careless sort of voice, "Step across with me, Jess and I'll let you see something that is hanging in my wardrobe.
But oh, mother, that is just how Jess would have acted if some poorer woman than she had shown her a new shawl.
Just as Jess would have been fidgeting to show off her eleven and a bit
For many years Jess had been employed about the cemetery as a man-of-all-work and it was his favorite pleasantry that he knew "every soul in the place.
It was too much to expect at that time of night, of course, but it would be rather jolly if Jess Willard would roll up and try to pick a quarrel.
She's the lady with the killer voice and the midas touch when it comes to UK chart success and Jess Glynne showcased both of these assets to great acclaim on Newcastle with a fine live performance packed full of her ever growing catalogue of hits.
The MP she told to "go away" deserved it, she was interfering in a private conversation Jess was having with Jeremy because she thought he was under attack but he's quite big enough to look after himself.
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