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 Keso’ra.Ketch. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Kestrel.
 
A hawk of a base breed, hence a worthless fellow. Also used as an adjective.   1
       
“No thought of honour ever did assay
His baser brest; but in his kestrell kynd
A pleasant veine of glory he did find …”
       
Spenser: Faërie Queene, book ii. canto iii. 3.
 


 Keso’ra.Ketch. 

 
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