Screech hawk

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Screech hawk (Zoöl) the European goatsucker; -- so called from its note.
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Usage

In literature:

Then there are Killy the Sparrow Hawk and Spooky the Screech Owl.
"The Burgess Bird Book for Children" by Thornton W. Burgess
In the Park the sparrow hawks nest in a hollow tree, as do the screech owls.
"The Log of the Sun" by William Beebe
Its brakes screeched, and it skidded to a halt beside Hawkes' apartment building.
"Pursuit" by Lester del Rey
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In poetry:

He tossed his pipes, too hard to teach
A new-world song, far out of reach,
For sylvan sign that the blue jay's screech
And the whimper of hawks beside the sun
Were music enough for him, for one.
"Pan With Us" by Robert Frost

In news:

Fed's hawks are screeching louder these days.
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