austringer


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austringer

(ˈɒstrɪndʒə)
n
(Falconry) a person who keeps goshawks
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An Austringer is a person who hunts with which creature?
The language, too, feels of another era: austringer, jesses, eyasses, haggards, creance, feak, mute, in yarak.
As a trainer of hunting hawks, Richter is called an austringer, and is one of only 55 "Master" falconers in Oregon, each licensed to possess, train and hunt with birds of prey ranging from owls and goshawks to peregrine falcons.
There is now a variety of falconry centres operating around the country, offering `taster' days for the uninitiated, and full-on courses for the would-be austringer (falconer).
4) But there remained a fundamental, if not absolute, division between falconer and austringer.