Here are some falconry terms that we
use in present day:
Falconers would ask one of their children or a boy from their
village to carry a small wooden frame with a number of falcons on it to
a hunting ground. The person carrying the cadge was called a "Cadger".
One term used today is to cadge a lift from a friend or someone may
cadge sweets from a friend.
If someone is fed up it means they can not be bothered to do
This term has come from falconry. If
a falconer’s bird is fed up it no longer will fly for them and is
considered fed up.
This is a term which some people may recognise, but is not used much
today. If you hoodwink someone you stop him or her from seeing things
which may upset or frighten them. A falcon or hawk has a leather hat
called a hood placed on it to keep it calm in stressful situations and
is considered Hoodwinked.
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