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Friday, June 06, 2014

peregrine

\PER-i-grin, -green, -grahyn\ , noun;
1.
foreign; alien; coming from abroad.
2.
wandering, traveling, or migrating.
noun:
1.
peregrine falcon.
Quotes:
…an unmeasurable Profundity of Knowledge in the most peregrine and sublime Disciples…
-- Translated by Sir Thomas Urquhart and Peter Motteux, The Works of Mr. Francis Rabelais, Vol. 2, 1864
"Salisbury Cathedral really is the ancestral home of the 'urban' peregrine, with records dating from the mid 1800s," he said.
-- "Salisbury Cathedral spire peregrine falcon chicks hatch," BBC, 2014
Origin:
Peregrine entered English in the late 1300s from the Latin peregrē literally meaning "beyond the borders of the field."
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