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(Zool.) the peregrine falcon.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Harry Collett and Cllr John Smith present prizes, above, and Oscar Crook-Dunninh with an Arctic Grey Falcon Pictures by DOUG MOODY
The chapter on Rebecca West's Black Lamb and Grey Falcon exemplifies both the volume's undoubted strengths and its peculiarities.
Contributors such as Bonnie Kime Scott and Kathryn Laing, as well as Bernard Schweizer, the book's editor, have already done much to restore West to view by bringing to press her letters and other unpublished writings, and the collection integrates these more recent publications into discussions of familiar works such as the novels The Return of the Soldier (1918) and Harriet Hume (1929), the much--anthologized story "Indissoluble Matrimony," and West's late modernist masterpiece, the travelogue Black Lamb and Grey Falcon (1941).
Black lamb and grey falcon; a journey through Yugoslavia.
There were another two sitting down watching the lightnings; they were as humans then, the Grey Falcon and the White Flying Falcon who watched over the laws in that country.
In the epilogue of Black Lamb and Grey Falcon, standing on a field in Kosovo, she says, "I have been here before." After a glance at those in England who wished to appease the Nazis and the fascists, she continues: "I had walked on the battlefield where Christian rulers, faced with those who desired to destroy their seed and their faith and their culture, resigned themselves without need to defeat, not from cowardice, not from treachery, but in obedience to some serene appetite of the soul, which felt fully sanctified in demanding its gratification."
In her great 1941 work Black Lamb and Grey Falcon: A Journey Through Yugoslavia, West draws an analogy between the pacifism of her time in the face of the Nazis and the pacifism of the Serbs at a key moment of their history: the battle of Kossovo in 1389, in which the Serbs under Tsar Lazar were defeated by the Turks, condemning Serbia to 500 years of subjugation.
and Grey Falcon, West's monumental record of three trips to
Whether it is Telford Taylor in The Anatomy of the Nuremberg Trials (1993) invoking A Train of Powder, or Robert Kaplan in Balkan Ghosts (1993) producing a scaled-down version of her great epic, Black Lamb and Grey Falcon (1941), West has become a touchstone.
The writers who emerge most strongly from these accounts are Storm Jameson with her Mirror in Darkness trilogy and her autobiographical Journey to the North, Naomi Mitchison with The Corn King and the Spring Queen, Sylvia Townsend Warner with After the Death of Don Juan and Summer Will Show, and above all Rebecca West with her epic Black Lamb and Grey Falcon, which is given the most detailed attention.
Literary biographer Carl Rollyson has written that Rebecca West's classic travel book about Yugoslavia, Black Lamb and Grey Falcon, "calls on all of us .