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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
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