Duck-hawk

Definitions

  • DUCK HAWKS ON THE PALISADES OF THE HUDSON The "Noble Peregrine" of falconry carrying a pigeon to its young. Range: North and South America. Habitat Group in The American Museum of Natural History
    DUCK HAWKS ON THE PALISADES OF THE HUDSON The "Noble Peregrine" of falconry carrying a pigeon to its young. Range: North and South America. Habitat Group in The American Museum of Natural History
  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Duck-hawk the moor-buzzard or marsh-harrier: the peregrine falcon of the United States
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. duce, a duck, from, dĂșcan, to duck, dive.

Usage

In literature:

Then Hawk and Crow took the mud from Duck's beak, and began making the mountains.
"Myths and Legends of California and the Old Southwest" by Katharine Berry Judson
The hawk neared its intended victim, and the duck screamed and redoubled its efforts.
"The Hand of Ethelberta" by Thomas Hardy
Numbers of smaller birds, as ducks, hawks, and partridges, were killed.
"A Naturalist's Voyage Round the World" by Charles Darwin
THE GOSHAWK is a bad one, and so is the PEREGRINE FALCON, or DUCK HAWK.
"Our Vanishing Wild Life" by William T. Hornaday
It was not a case of the hen hatching ducks, it was rather as if a hen had got a hawk in her brood.
"Real Folks" by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
He shot several wild ducks, geese, gulls, a hawk, and two or three of the birds which the sailors call a race-horse.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. 12" by Robert Kerr
A hawk flies 150 miles per hour; an eider duck 90 miles; a pigeon, 40 miles.
"The Handy Cyclopedia of Things Worth Knowing" by Joseph Triemens
The little Pigeon-Hawk followed closely, with the duck under his wing, rejoiced and happy to think that he had something to carry home at last.
"The Indian Fairy Book" by Cornelius Mathews
Over the turning tide cormorants were flying, now wheeling like hawks, now beating seaward in a duck-like flight.
"The Maids of Paradise" by Robert W. (Robert William) Chambers
My eyes dwelt enviously upon the sailing hawk, and on the passing of ducks.
"A Son of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
The nesting habits and the eggs are precisely like those of the Duck Hawk.
"The Bird Book" by Chester A. Reed
Numbers of small birds, as ducks, hawks, and partridges, were killed.
"The Rain Cloud or, An Account of the Nature, Properties, Dangers and Uses of Rain" by Anonymous
There were turkeys, geese, ducks, quail, eagles, robins, hawks, and owls.
"Two Indian Children of Long Ago" by Frances Taylor
Hawkes tried to duck, but the sedan was already braking and swinging back.
"Pursuit" by Lester del Rey
Perhaps those ducks hiding in the rushes from the hawk up there.
"Problematic Characters" by Friedrich Spielhagen
Thus a man, Eagle Hawk by phratry, Snipe by totem, marries a woman Crow by phratry, Black Duck by totem.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 2" by Various
The duck had not flown fifteen perches when the hawk caught and killed her, smashing the egg.
"Myths and Folk Tales of Ireland" by Jeremiah Curtin
A sandpiper may appear as large as a duck; or a hawk, as small as a sparrow.
"A Quantitative Study of the Nocturnal Migration of Birds." by George H. Lowery.
The hotel was soon reached, and I was with my friends; they had brought Ducks, Hawks, and small birds for me to draw.
"Audubon and his Journals, Volume I (of 2)" by Maria R. Audubon
Then both hawks made a simultaneous swoop, and struck the duck to the ground.
"The Swan and Her Crew" by George Christopher Davies
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In news:

Greg Ballard, former Oregon Ducks basketball player and current advanced scout for the Atlanta Hawks, joined John Canzano on the " Bald-Faced Truth" radio show on Wednesday on 750-AM The Game.
The wide variety of birds include hawks, a barred owl, king-fishers, a variety of ducks and songbirds, and of course the Yellow-bellied Sapsucker for which the site was named.
Owls, finches, hawks, loons, ducks and every other bird species in Minnesota.
Recently we were given the privilege to stay in the penthouse at Hawks Cay Resort on Duck Key.
Birding at Hawks Prairie Reclaimed Water Ponds: Walk the easy gravel paths around the reclamation ponds, marshes, and vegetation looking for ducks, raptors, passerines, and wading birds.
Homes within a half mile of Duck Hawk Place have been called.
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