Stan"nel (?), n. [AS. stangella, stangilla; properly, stone yeller, i.e., a bird that yells from the rocks. See Stone, and Yell, and cf. Stonegall.] Zool.

The kestrel; -- called also standgale, standgall, stanchel, stand hawk, stannel hawk, steingale, stonegall.

[Written also staniel, stannyel, and stanyel.]

With what wing the staniel checks at it. Shak.

 

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