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(Science: zoology) The kestrel.

Synonym: standgale, standgall, stanchel, stand hawk, stannel hawk, steingale, stonegall.

Alternative forms: staniel, stannyel, and stanyel] With what wing the staniel checks at it. (Shak)

Origin: AS. Stangella, stangilla; properly, stone yeller, i.e, a bird that yells from the rocks. See Stone, and Yell, and cf. Stonegall.

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