check at (v.) Old form(s): checke, checkes
[falconry] swerve to pounce on, turn towards, swoop at
TN II.v.112[Sir Toby to Fabian, of Malvolio and the letter's riddle] with what wing the staniel checks at it!
TN III.i.62[Viola alone, of Feste] He must ... like the haggard, check at every feather / That comes before his eye
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