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n. (Falconry) A male hawk. See Tercel.


 - n. A kind of bur used in dressing cloth; a teasel.


 - n. A pendent ornament, attached to the corners of cushions, to curtains, and the like, ending in a tuft of loose threads or cords. The flower or head of some plants, esp. when pendent. A narrow silk ribbon, or the like, sewed to a book to be put between the leaves.


 - (Arch.) A piece of board that is laid upon a wall as a sort of plate, to give a level surface to the ends of floor timbers; - rarely used in the United States.


 - Tassel flower (Bot.), a name of several composite plants of the genus Cineraria, especially the C. sconchifolia, and of the blossoms which they bear.


 - vb. To put forth a tassel or flower; as, maize tassels.


 - vb. To adorn with tassels.

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