He diverted himself with rural pastimes, especially with falconry.
It was chiefly used as a term in falconry, and applied to hawks.
There were more than twenty falcons, of all sorts, in Vebba's falconry.
The merlin when trained for falconry is usually flown at the skylark.
Like falconry and all that business, it has gone out of date.
Of course, at some excesses in falconry ...