falconine

falconine

(ˈfɔːlkəˌnaɪn; ˈfɔːkə-)
adj
1. (Zoology) of, relating to, or resembling a falcon
2. (Animals) of, relating to, or belonging to the family Falconidae, which includes the falcons
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Adj.1.falconine - relating to or resembling a falcon
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It was an ordinary bird: hardly a bearded eagle with lapis lazuli plumage; when he leaned toward me, certain I had no documents, which was enough excuse for him to take me in a rapid flight to the big central cage, I observed his complexion: his dull skin, greenish, olive, covered with enormous black pores, open like cesspools; through those pores you could see the swamp of his flesh, smelly and coarse, like the undertow at the bottom of a dirty lake; his eyes were black, very close together, with malignant brightness but without depth; his beak hard and corneous, stony and falconine; the smell of his feathers disgusting and nauseating; they smelled like old and rancid oil kept in a barrel, like old grease used for tools, and like the tar that coats the waters around a ship's bow.