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Post (pst), Charles William 1854-1914.
American manufacturer of breakfast cereals and the coffee-substitute Postum.
Post, Emily Price 1872-1960.
American etiquette authority. She wrote Etiquette: The Blue Book of Social Usage (1922) and a popular syndicated newspaper column.
Post, Wiley 1899-1935.
American aviator who made the first solo flight around the world (1933).
post 1 (pst)
1. A long piece of wood or other material set upright into the ground to serve as a marker or support.
2. A similar vertical support or structure, as:
a. A support for a beam in the framework of a building.
b. A terminal of a battery.
3. Sports A goal post.
4. The starting point at a racetrack.
5. The slender barlike part of a stud earring that passes through the ear and is secured at the back with a small cap or clip.
6. An electronic message sent to a newsgroup: ignored several inflammatory posts.
tr.v. post·ed, post·ing, posts
a. To display (an announcement) in a place of public view.
b. To cover (a wall, for example) with posters.
2. To announce by or as if by posters: post banns.
3. Computer Science To send (an electronic message) to a newsgroup: posted a response to a question about car engines.
4. To put up signs on (property) warning against trespassing.
5. To denounce publicly: post a man as a thief.
6. To publish (a name) on a list.
7. Games To gain (points or a point) in a game or contest; score.
[Middle English, from Old English, from Latin postis; see st- in Indo-European roots.]
post 2 (pst)
a. A military base.
b. The grounds and buildings of a military base.
2. A local organization of military veterans.
3. Either of two bugle calls in the British Army, sounded in the evening as a signal to retire to quarters.
4. An assigned position or station, as of a guard or sentry.
5. Basketball A position usually taken by the center, near either the basket or the foul line, serving as the focus of the team’s offense.
6. A position of employment, especially an appointed public office.
7. A place to which someone is assigned for duty.
8. A trading post.
tr.v. post·ed, post·ing, posts
1. To assign to a specific position or station: post a sentry at the gate.
2. To appoint to a naval or military command.
3. To put forward; present: post bail.
[French poste, from Italian posto, from Old Italian, from Vulgar Latin *postum, from Latin positum, neuter past participle of pnere, to place; see apo- in Indo-European roots.]
post 3 (pst)
a. A delivery of mail.
b. The mail delivered.
2. Chiefly British
a. A governmental system for transporting and delivering the mail.
b. A post office.
a. Archaic One of a series of relay stations along a fixed route, furnishing fresh riders and horses for the delivery of mail on horseback.
b. Obsolete A rider on such a mail route; a courier.
v. post·ed, post·ing, posts
1. To mail (a letter or package).
2. To send by mail in a system of relays on horseback.
3. To inform of the latest news: Keep us posted.
a. To transfer (an item) to a ledger in bookkeeping.
b. To make the necessary entries in (a ledger).
5. Computer Science To enter (a unit of information) on a record or into a section of storage.
1. To travel in stages or relays.
2. To travel with speed or in haste.
3. To bob up and down in the saddle in rhythm with a horse’s trotting gait.
1. By mail.
2. With great speed; rapidly.
3. By post horse.
[French poste, from Old French, relay station for horses, from Old Italian posta, from Vulgar Latin *posta, station, from Latin posita, feminine past participle of pnere, to place; see apo- in Indo-European roots.]
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Updated in 2009. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
(Individual Sports & Recreations / Wrestling) a wrestling attack in which the opponent is hurled at the post in one of the corners of the ring
1. an appointment to a position or post, usually in another town or country
2. (Electronics & Computer Science / Telecommunications) an electronic mail message sent to a bulletin board, website, etc., and intended for access by every user
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003
Stretch your legs by doing flexibility exercises for the hamstring and ankles. This gives you a greater range of movement to lift up your legs higher. Stretches like the active hamstring helps improve the height and strength of your kicks. To do the active hamstring stretch, lie down on your back and extend one leg out. Hold the back of your thigh for support and bend the raised knee slightly. Start straightening your knee until the the thigh is fully extended up in the air. Keep your lower back on the floor and then grasp the raised leg with both hands and pull slowly toward the nose. Hold this position for 10 to 15 seconds. Repeat with the other leg. Add ankle stretches by pointing, rotating and flexing the ankle while the leg is extended up in the air. Increase intensity by rotating the leg clockwise to open the hip joint.
Improve core strength. Conditioning the core muscles improve overall stability and fitness, allowing you to execute high kicks better. Do situps, lunges, pushups, squats and weight training to build core strength. Develop a regular workout routine for your core muscles, especially during off season, so you can avoid injuries and show up fully prepared for a high-kicking sport, such as soccer, dancing or tae kwon do.
Practice kicking high. The proper high kick technique varies depending on the sport. The high kick for dancing has a different body formation compared to one for tae kwon do. Keep practicing the correct form including shoulder alignment, leg position, angle, height and toe points to perfect your high kick.
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Do not attempt to try and train any bird unless you have been on a course and have access to a mentor. Too many birds are lost and killed by inexperience. You also must have a license to do falconry. In the United States, you must have state and federal permits along with a hunting license. DO NOT capture a falcon and fly it until you have obtained your falconry license.
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Before doing anything, look into the falconry laws in your area. If you live in the USA, contact the state fish and game department and request a Falconry Packet.
Make sure you read every book you can, and buy all the equipment you need, before you get your bird. Telemetry is an absolute must – you only lose your bird once.
Find a sponsor (mentor) to guide you. This sponsor must already have done falconry for at least two years, and be willing to take the time to teach you.
As an apprentice falconer in the United States, you only have the options of a Red-Tailed Hawk or an American Kestrel for a bird (unless state laws state otherwise). It is advisable to start with a Red-Tailed, as they are more forgiving when it comes to mistakes. If you are not an apprentice, but a general, consider a Harris hawk for your first bird, as they are intelligent and capable of catching game. A female lanner makes an ideal first falcon. Do not get a peregrine or gyr hybrid as a first bird, any more than you’d buy a Porsche as your first car.
Keep the bird in the house during its first weeks with you. The more it sees of the family, the more ‘manned’ it will become.
First, teach the falcon to hop or fly to the glove on your fist. As soon as it eats on the glove then introduce it to the lure.
Settle for one quick flight over two flights that only come after much messing around. If the bird won’t come immediately, then put the lure away for a few minutes. The bird should wait for you; you must never wait for the bird. It will try to train you. You must actually train it.
When flying to the lure, let the bird catch it quickly sometimes. That way, it will always try hard and think it has a chance. If it catches it, let it have it. A bored bird is a lost bird.
Man the falcon to the hood early and even after the hooding goes well, continue to do hood exercises every day. There’s no excuse for keeping a bird hooded if it’s not traveling or in close, enforced company with other people’s birds.
Keep everything clean and neat – all the time. Dirt breeds disease and is a disgrace to the sport.