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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Ostringers, Sperviters, Falconers.
 
Ostringers are keepers of goshawks and tercelles. Sperviters are those who keep sparrowhawks or muskets. Falconers are those who keep any other kind of hawk, being long-winged. (Markham: Gentleman’s Academie, or Booke of S. Albans.)   1
 


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