haggard (n.) Old form(s): Haggerds
[falconry] wild hawk
MA III.i.36.1[Hero to Ursula, of Beatrice] I know her spirits are as coy and wild / As haggards of the rock
TN III.i.62[Viola alone, of Feste] He must ... like the haggard, check at every feather / That comes before his eye
TS IV.i.179[Petruchio alone, of Katherina as a falcon] Another way I have to man my haggard
TS IV.ii.39[Hortensio to Tranio as Lucentio, of Bianca] this proud disdainful haggard
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