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.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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