tercelet


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Noun1.Tercelet - male hawk especially male peregrine or gyrfalcontercelet - male hawk especially male peregrine or gyrfalcon
hawk - diurnal bird of prey typically having short rounded wings and a long tail
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Although the overall situation produces a comic effect--the speakers quack and cluck in pentameter--the irresolvable disputes retain the potential to break into violence, as the tercelet remarks in frustration: "I can not se that argumentes avayle; / Thanne semeth it there moste be batayle" (538-9).
A royal personage so praised by his own kind, the tercelet of the falcon (lines 547-51) and by the vicar of God on earth, can hardly fail, then, to serve as a role-model.
She takes pity on a bitterly distressed falcon, who tells her how her tercelet lover has deserted her for a kite.