White hawk

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • White hawk (Zoöl) the hen harrier.
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Usage

In literature:

Mrs. Gardener was admittedly the best-dressed woman in Black Hawk, drove the best horse, and had a smart trap and a little white-and-gold sleigh.
"My Antonia" by Willa Cather
I'm a hawk; a tiny leashed hawk, pecked to death by these large, white, flabby, wormy hens.
"Main Street" by Sinclair Lewis
Not so: from Oran northwards the white sails gleam and glance, And the wild hawk of the desert is borne away to France!
"Ballads" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Opposite sat a man with a single diamond stud, a white waistcoat, black moustache, and hawk-like face.
"The Island Pharisees" by John Galsworthy
I killed 2 Pheasents, but fiew birds Blue jay, Small white headed hawk, Some Crows & ravins & large hawks.
"The Journals of Lewis and Clark" by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
Whether Black Hawk meant him when he bade me beware of the White Wolf I know not.
"The Rose of Old St. Louis" by Mary Dillon
Honest, you got the white dove of peace lookin' like a mad fish hawk.
"Shorty McCabe on the Job" by Sewell Ford
Hawk's white teeth showed just for the instant that he smiled; then he talked of other things.
"Laramie Holds the Range" by Frank H. Spearman
A hawk-faced old man with a long white beard and long white hair rode out from the cottonwoods.
"The Boy Scouts Book of Campfire Stories" by Various
Even Hawke gaped with astonishment at the gorgeous gilded decorations of the walls and the white marble staircase that led to the upper floor.
"With Haig on the Somme" by D. H. Parry
A thrill went through White Bear as he saw that Black Hawk was coming toward them.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
This species is similar to the Pigeon Hawk, but is paler both above and below, and the tail bars are more numerous and white.
"The Bird Book" by Chester A. Reed
Ossy was muttering something about the 'Black Hawk coming and that he'd had enough of the white folks.
"The Sun Maid" by Evelyn Raymond
What will the white chief give us for Black Hawk and his sons?
"Adventures Among the Red Indians" by H. W. G. Hyrst
Waupee, or the White Hawk, lived in a remote part of the forest, where animals and birds were abundant.
"Algic Researches, Comprising Inquiries Respecting the Mental Characteristics of the North American Indians, Vol. 1 of 2" by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
Where are Painted Weasel, and Running Buffalo, and Thunder Hawk and White Horse?
"Three Sioux Scouts" by Elmer Russell Gregor
Suddenly and unpleasantly the tolling stopped; he looked up to the belfry, and a white hawk sat upon the vane.
"Titan: A Romance" by Jean Paul
A reign of terror ensued, in which the frequent remonstrances of Black Hawk to the white authorities were in vain.
"Stories of the Badger State" by Reuben Gold Thwaites
Their plumage contains more white than that of any other hawk.
"Birds Every Child Should Know" by Neltje Blanchan
The young fish hawk is a pretty little fellow in white down.
"The Children's Book of Birds" by Olive Thorne Miller
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In poetry:

He'd never make one of them angels,
With faces as white as chalk,
All wool to the toes like hoggets,
And wings like an eagle-hawk.
"My Mate Bill" by Anonymous Oceania
In her eyes the mist, and the moonlight
In hair of a crumpled gold;
By day they wooed a-hawking,
A-hawking laughed, a-mocking
The good, white king and old.
"The Romanza" by Madison Julius Cawein
Thus have I pictured her:—In Arden old
A white-browed maiden with a falcon eye,
Rose-flushed of face, with locks of wind-blown gold,
Teaching her hawks to fly.
"Romance" by Madison Julius Cawein
Or white lightning, seascapes of Chateaubriand
Shores the dramatic ocean beats upon,
Where the lone hero, gloomy on the wild strand
Sees friends and lovers and companions gone,
Hawk, gull, and heron flying.
"Lightning For Atmosphere" by Marya Zaturenska
How have they kept their promise? Turned they the vessel's prow
Unto Acre, Alexandria, as they have sworn e'en now?
Not so: from Oran northwards the white sails gleam and glance,
And the wild hawk of the desert is borne away to France!
"Abd-El-Kader At Toulon Or, The Caged Hawk" by William Makepeace Thackeray
'Out of all the white horses I know three,
At the age of six; and it seems to me
There is so much to learn, for men,
That I dare not go to bed again.
The swift, the swallow, the hawk, and the hern.
There are millions things for me to learn.'
"The Child in the Orchard" by Edward Thomas

In news:

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The snowy white heads of two downy chicks are barely visible as a red-tailed hawk prepares their first meal of the day.
Why, only the biggest homer announcer of them all: Chicago White Sox broadcaster Hawk Harrelson.
After watching the White team fall to Lady of Lourdes 34-14, the LSE Hawks Blue team came back and blanked the Smith-Cotton Tigers by a score of 13-0.
My father was a big fan of the Chicago White Sox, the Chicago Black Hawks and the Chicago Cardinals (prior to their move to St Louis, then Arizona).
Comfortable floor plan, elegant details highlight residence in White Hawk Estates.
White is leading tackler for Hawks.
A pair of battered binoculars in my car showed me more clearly what I was looking at -- a nearly all-white hawk with a bright russet tail .
A white red- tailed hawk.
A few weeks ago, I bought a Zenith black-and-white portable TV from a hawk shop for $39.
At the head of a new trend, Cooper 's Hawk also offers white wine on tap.
2012 Mills Reef Winery Reserve Sauvignon Blanc, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand: very rich, with aromas and flavors of white grapefruit, lemons and herbs.
In their younger years the hawks have dark brown backs and white bellies with brown spots.
The Northern Hawk owl, seldom seen on the coast here and spotted in the Blaine area, was the rarest bird reported in the international Audubon Christmas Bird Count sponsored by the White Rock and Surrey Naturalists' Society December 30.
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In science:

From the available information about the temperatures of white dwarfs, neutron stars, and black holes (Hawking 1988), and as well as from Penrose’s argument (Chandrasekhar 1990) we infer, as stated in Sect.2, that the temperature of the PBH goes to zero in its final collapsed state.
Unified Description of Plausible Cause and Effect of the Big Bang
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