Joan “had not gone out—Old,” 2 HENRY VI., ii. 1. 4. “I am told by a gentleman, better acquainted with falconry than myself, that the meaning, however expressed, is, that the wind being high, it was ten to one that the old hawk had flown quite away; a trick which hawks often play their masters in windy weather” (JOHNSON) . “That is, the wind was so high it was ten to one that old Joan would not have taken her flight at the game” (PERCY) .
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