Hawk's bill

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Hawk's bill (Horology) the pawl for the rack, in the striking mechanism of a clock.
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Usage

In literature:

A small hawk's bill, the first and only one seen, was also taken.
"Discoveries in Australia, Volume 2" by John Lort Stokes
The bill is hooked like a hawk's, having round the base a few stiff feathers.
"Chatterbox, 1905." by Various
His face was so muffled that little more than his long hawk's-bill nose was discernible.
"The Frozen Pirate" by W. Clark Russell
You'll find her back at Hawk's Bill where she belongs, and in a little while you're going to find yourself in jail.
"Radio Boys Loyalty" by Wayne Whipple
Bob saw Dud's cheerful smile, and back of it the faces of Harshaw, Hawks, and Big Bill.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
He looks as if he growed there, jist like a hawk-bill turtle a-bilin' in the ship's coppers, only he can't paddle about.
"Captain Brand of the "Centipede"" by H. A. (Henry Augustus) Wise
This ought really to be called turtle-shell, as it is made from the shell of the hawk's-bill turtle.
"Happy Days for Boys and Girls" by Various
The Hawk's Bill boldly exposes itself to view, the point being known for many years as Signal Peak.
"Baraboo, Dells, and Devil's Lake Region" by H. E. Cole
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In news:

Deficit hawks and watchdog groups see Thursday's demise of an omnibus spending bill in the Senate as a turning point.
Fortunately for Hawks, PSY's crowd could top the Bills'.
Hawk Migration Association members Gary Lemmon of Branford, Ct, Bill Banks of Seymour, Ct, Carol Lemmon, Greg Hanisek of Waterbury and Steve Spector of Milford scan the sky over New Haven's Lighthouse Point Park.
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