peregrine

Definitions

  • Sir Peregrine Maitland
    Sir Peregrine Maitland
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj peregrine migratory "a restless mobile society","the nomadic habits of the Bedouins","believed the profession of a peregrine typist would have a happy future","wandering tribes"
    • n peregrine a widely distributed falcon formerly used in falconry
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Additional illustrations & photos:

DUCK HAWKS ON THE PALISADES OF THE HUDSON The "Noble Peregrine" of falconry carrying a pigeon to its young. Range: North and South America. Habitat Group in The American Museum of Natural History DUCK HAWKS ON THE PALISADES OF THE HUDSON The "Noble Peregrine" of falconry carrying a pigeon to its young. Range:...

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The fastest bird in the world is the Peregrine Falcon, which can reach speeds in excess of two hundred miles per hour
    • a Peregrine Foreign; not native; extrinsic or from without; exotic. "Peregrine and preternatural heat."
    • n Peregrine The peregrine falcon.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • peregrine Foreign; not native.
    • peregrine Migratory, as a bird; coming from foreign parts; roving or wandering: specifically noting a kind of falcon, Falco peregrinus.
    • peregrine In astrology, not exerting a strong influence; void of essential dignities.
    • n peregrine A foreign sojourner or resident in any state; a resident or subject not in possession of civil rights.
    • n peregrine The peregrine falcon, Falco peregrinus. The original implication of the term in falconry is not retained in ornithology, and the name is extended to the group of falcons resembling the European peregrine, representatives of which are found in most parts of the world. They are true falcons of large size and great spirit. The American peregrine, commonly called the duck-hawk (Falco anatum) is a different variety from the European, and there are several other geographical races of peregrines. See falcon, and cut under duck-hawk.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Peregrine foreign, not native: migratory, as a bird
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. peregrinus,. See Pilgrim
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. peregrināri, -ātusperegrinus, foreign.

Usage

In literature:

William H. Comstock must have first become established at Brockville, after extensive peregrinations through Canada West, around 1859 or 1860.
"History of the Comstock Patent Medicine Business and Dr. Morse's Indian Root Pills" by Robert B. Shaw
Les Navigations, Peregrinations, et Voyages, faits en Turquie.
"Robert Kerr's General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 18" by William Stevenson
Thus we conclude human philosophy, and turn to the sacred and inspired divinity, the port of all men's labours and peregrinations.
"The Worlds Greatest Books, Volume XIII." by Various
The Peregrine is included in Professor Ansted's list, but only marked as occurring in Guernsey and Sark.
"Birds of Guernsey (1879)" by Cecil Smith
I answer, Peregrination was one of the causes.
"Around The Tea-Table" by T. De Witt Talmage
Peregrine White born New England 1620.
"Leaves of Life" by Margaret Bird Steinmetz
It was thus above a twelvemonth, from the loss of the Wager, before this fatiguing peregrination terminated.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 11" by Robert Kerr
This was the oddest couple she had met in all her peregrinations.
"Clemence" by Retta Babcock
It was Peregrine's duty to shepherd on these unenclosed moors the sheep and lambs which belonged to the farmers in the dale below.
"Tales of the Ridings" by F. W. Moorman
Of the migratory birds of prey the kestrel is perhaps the first to arrive; the osprey and the peregrine falcon are among the last.
"A Bird Calendar for Northern India" by Douglas Dewar
This peregrination was one most dangerous to Rodolphe.
"Bohemians of the Latin Quarter" by Henry Murger
An account of my peregrinations would read like a list of most of the States of the Union.
"The Mayor of Warwick" by Herbert M. Hopkins
The Peregrine possesses one very curious habit.
"Argentine Ornithology, Volume II (of 2)" by P. L. Sclater
White, Peregrine (1747-1834), Woodstock, Conn.; also made surveying instruments.
"Early American Scientific Instruments and Their Makers" by Silvio A. Bedini
His daughter Judith married Resolved White, the eldest brother of Peregrine White, at Scituate, 1640.
"The Loyalists of Massachusetts" by James H. Stark
Then they may go on their peregrinations about ould Ireland.
"The Catholic World; Volume I, Issues 1-6" by E. Rameur
Many Eagles and Peregrine Falcons.
"Audubon and his Journals, Vol. 2" by Maria R. Audubon
But the rest of his peregrination was more extraordinary still.
"The Churches of Paris" by S. Sophia Beale
Resuming our peregrinations 'in search of the picturesque,' we now bid farewell to the county-town of Pembroke.
"Nooks and Corners of Pembrokeshire" by H. Thornhill Timmins
Peregrine all this time was making quite an income on the strength of his bondage.
"The Transformation of Early Christianity from an Eschatological to a Socialized Movement" by Lyford Paterson Edwards
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In poetry:

This is the peregrine star that will return,
Faithful to the olden ephemerides;
The torch of corybantic mysteries;
The spark still burning in the stoppered urn.
"Amor" by Clark Ashton Smith

In news:

Peregrine's fraud went undetected in two US agency reviews.
The Peregrinations & Pettifoggery of W. Ben Model appears in the following.
As Peregrine teetered, founder went on shopping binge .
The business headlines of the last few weeks and months seems hauntingly familiar — only the names of the players and the dollar amounts have changed: MT Global, JP Morgan Chase, Barclays and Peregrine Financial Group.
The peregrine falcon on top of the Mack Cali Building in Jersey City.
Peregrine Pharma Rises on Cancer Drug Study Plans.
Peregrine fledgling in Youngstown, Ohio (photo by Chad+Chris Saladin).
Convicted former head of Peregrine Financial, has sold for $1 million.
Kansas City artist Peregrine Honig to appear on new Bravo reality series.
Bravo's latest variation on reality-style game shows — "Work of Art" — will feature a Kansas Citian, Peregrine Honig.
Four female peregrine falcon chicks were removed from the Wood County Courthouse in Bowling Green Wednesday, June 1, 2011.
Published by Kate St John at 6:54 am under Peregrines.
Published by Kate St John at 8:59 am under Peregrines.
Peregrine Financial Group Inc.'s indicted founder, Russell Wasendorf Sr. Who tried to kill himself in July, will be freed on bail after he pleads guilty to embezzlement on Sept 17, a judge said.
Peregrine 's acquisition of Sparta Steel is a logical vertical integration into non-prime steel product.
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In science:

The Benjamin-Bona-Mahoney equation is also known as the regularized longwave equation, and was apparently first proposed by Peregrine .
Painleve tests, singularity structure and integrability
This family of solutions includes known vector Peregrine solutions, bright-dark-rogue solutions, and novel vector unusual freak waves.
Deterministic Vector Freak Waves
New studies of rogue waves in any of these disciplines enrich their concept and lead to progress towards a comprehensive understanding of a phenomenon which still remains largely unexplored. A formal mathematical description of a rogue wave is provided by the so-called Peregrine soliton .
Deterministic Vector Freak Waves
Recent experiments have provided a path to generating Peregrine solitons in optical fibers with standard telecommunication equipment .
Deterministic Vector Freak Waves
The further experimental observation of Peregrine solitons in a water tank indicates that they can also describe rogue waves in oceans.
Deterministic Vector Freak Waves
The Peregrine soliton is not the only fully localized waveform .
Deterministic Vector Freak Waves
For special parameter values this solution reproduces known vector rogue waves (such as the vector Peregrine soliton and bright-dark-rogue waves ).
Deterministic Vector Freak Waves
If instead f 6= 0, the Peregrine bump coexists and interacts with a pulse which propagates with non constant speed, and, depending on the value of |f |, may have different looks.
Deterministic Vector Freak Waves
Figure 2 shows a vector dark–bright soliton together with a single Peregrine soliton.
Deterministic Vector Freak Waves
Decreasing the value of |f |, Peregrine and dark–bright solitons separate.
Deterministic Vector Freak Waves
By increasing |f |, Peregrine and dark–bright solitons merge and the Peregrine bump cannot be identified while the resulting dark–bright pulse apprears as a boomeron-type soliton (see Fig. 3), i.e. a soliton solution with a time– dependent velocity [30, 31].
Deterministic Vector Freak Waves
Again, by decreasing |f | Peregrine and breather solitons separate while Peregrine and breather solitons merge, with boomeronic behavior, if instead |f | increases.
Deterministic Vector Freak Waves
These results provide evidence of an attractive interaction between the dark–bright wave and the Peregrine rogue wave.
Deterministic Vector Freak Waves
Fig. 5 shows that a Peregrine soliton is generated at 800 km, and it attracts a darkbright soliton.
Deterministic Vector Freak Waves
Modulation instability and the existence of unstable dark-bright pairs (first steps in demonstrating vector Peregrine waves and dark-bright-Peregrine dynamics) have been already demonstrated in SBN .
Deterministic Vector Freak Waves
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