• WordNet 3.6
    • n buzzard the common European short-winged hawk
    • n buzzard a New World vulture that is common in South America and Central America and the southern United States
    • ***

Additional illustrations & photos:


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Buzzard (Zoöl) A bird of prey of the Hawk family, belonging to the genus Buteo and related genera.
    • Buzzard A blockhead; a dunce. "It is common, to a proverb, to call one who can not be taught, or who continues obstinately ignorant, a buzzard ."
    • Buzzard (Zoöl) In the United States, a term used for the turkey vulture Cathartes aura), and sometimes indiscriminately to any vulture.
    • a Buzzard Senseless; stupid.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n buzzard In ornithology: Any hawk of the genus Buteo or subfamily Buteoninæ. (See these words.) The common buzzard of Europe is B. vulgaris, a bird about 20 inches long and about 4 feet in spread of wing, of variegated dark-brown and light colors, heavy and rather sluggish, stooping to small game. The rough-legged buzzard is Archibuteo lago-pus, with feathered shanks. See cut under Archibuteo. There are many species of Buteo, of nearly all countries.
    • n buzzard Some other hawk, not used in falconry, with a qualifying term to indicate the species: as, the moor-buzzard, Circus æruginosus, of Europe; the honey-buzzard, Pernis apivorus; the bald buzzard, the osprey, Pandion haliaëtus. An American vulture of the family Cathartidæ; the turkey-buzzard, Cathartes aura. See cut under Cathartes.
    • n buzzard A blockhead; a dunce.
    • n buzzard A coward.
    • n buzzard A hawk that flies by night.
    • n buzzard Compare buzzard-moth.
    • buzzard Senseless; stupid.
    • ***
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Buzzard buz′ard a bird of prey of the falcon family: a blockhead: a name for some night moths and cockchafers
    • ***


  • Josh Billings
    “The miser and the glutton are two facetious buzzards: one hides his store, and the other stores his hide.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
O.E. busard, bosard, F. busard, fr. buse, L. buteo, a kind of falcon or hawk
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. busard; prob. from L. buteo, a kind of falcon.


In literature:

Swooping buzzards hung motionless to see, then swept on into the heavens.
"Still Jim" by Honoré Willsie Morrow
A pair of buzzards will occasionally circle aloft for a considerable time.
"The Forest of Dean An Historical and Descriptive Account" by H. G. Nicholls
Buzzards, a species of eagle soaring high in the air.
"A Journey to America in 1834" by Robert Heywood
Not far from the toad's house there lived a big black buzzard.
"Fairy Tales from Brazil" by Elsie Spicer Eells
And on beyond this first buzzard, coursing above him, were other buzzards.
"The Escape of Mr. Trimm" by Irvin S. Cobb
Chickens, cows, mules died then, they throw 'em to the buzzards.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves, Arkansas Narratives, Part 4" by Work Projects Administration
There were not many birds of prey around us, except the big slow-sailing turkey-buzzards, which are protected by law as useful scavengers.
"A Tramp's Notebook" by Morley Roberts
Closely allied to the "turkey-buzzard" of the United States.
"The Land of Fire" by Mayne Reid
They'd need of a hawk, marry, to catch a buzzard.
"Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 2 (of 2)" by John Roby
There are crows, also, and buzzards from whom the wild turkey hen must hide the eggs.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
See, those buzzards hovering over a particular spot.
"The Keepers of the Trail" by Joseph A. Altsheler
It was a large hawk, which Lucien, as soon as he saw it, pronounced to be one of the kind known as buzzards.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
D'ye get that, you buzzard-head?
"Desert Conquest" by A. M. Chisholm
They've been watchin' me like buzzards on a limb over some carrion.
"'Drag' Harlan" by Charles Alden Seltzer
We now know a little better the meaning of the term buzzard.
"At Plattsburg" by Allen French
He scents a corruptible man as the buzzard does carrion.
"A Spoil of Office" by Hamlin Garland
Then he saw for the first time that carion birds, buzzards, perhaps, had been feeding on the horse's flesh.
"Far Past the Frontier" by James A. Braden
The Buzzard Dykes, on the lower slopes of the Hill of Blair, marks their position.
"Chronicles of Strathearn" by Various
They were human buzzards flocking to the scene of horrors.
"The Johnstown Horror" by James Herbert Walker
Those buzzards are just within range.
"The Wild Huntress" by Mayne Reid

In poetry:

Ther's too mony like thee, swallow,
'At when fortun's sun shines breet,
Like a silly buzzard follow,
Doncin raand a bit o' leet.
"To th’ Swallow" by John Hartley
Then all is quiet as the wings
Of the high buzzard floating there;
Anon a woman's high-pitched voice that sings
An old camp-meeting air.
"The Willow Bottom" by Madison Julius Cawein
His gaze was running forward,
When sudden toward the sky,
A buzzard rose upon his wings,
From off a dark and ghastly thing
Which startled Ajax' eyes.
"Ajax' Dream" by Frank Barbour Coffin
But while he slept a spirit,
Before him seemed to stand—
The soul whose body on the beach
He covered from the buzzard's reach,
Who spoke with warning hand.
"Ajax' Dream" by Frank Barbour Coffin
They may fight till the buzzards are gorged with their spoil,
Till the harvest grows black as it rots in the soil,
Till the wolves and the catamounts troop from their caves,
And the shark tracks the pirate, the lord of the waves:
"Brother Jonathan's Lament for Sister Caroline" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
We cross the pasture, and through the wood
Where the old gray snag of the poplar stood,
Where the hammering "red-heads" hopped awry,
And the buzzard "raised" in the "clearing" sky
And lolled and circled, as we went by
Out to Old Aunt Mary's.
"Old Aunt Mary's" by James Whitcomb Riley

In news:

GUNSMOKE AND leather are the order of the day through Saturday as the Ruckus in The Nations is under way at Buzzard Gulch , out on the Tulsa Red Castle Gun Club grounds at the Zink Ranch.
Single action shooters take aim at Buzzard Gulch .
Some trades came as surprises, others fell quietly into place and some barely beat the buzzard.
I wake up to find yet another buzzard nesting in my hair.
Buzzard, Nolletti, Hamilton, Baxter and Mengel shine in Needlecraft Show.
Music by Lew Jetton & 61 South will kick-off the event at 5:30 pm Dinner will be provided by Outback Steakhouse and prepared by guest chefs, The Buzzard Brothers.
If, as he sings on "Lovesong of the Buzzard," "No one is the savior they would like to be," then Sam Beam has found peace in his trespasses.
WINDFALL on a starboard tack on Buzzards Bay off Round Hill.
Turkey buzzard /vulture along the road in Greene.
Turkey buzzard Click to enlarge.
Turkey buzzard/vulture along the road in Greene.
What is he,an Eagle or Turkey Buzzard.
Buzzard's Glory Tournament a tradition since 2001.
Children of all ages can suit up in their favorite pajamas and take a round-trip adventure to the "North Pole" from Hyannis or Buzzards Bay.
Thanks to a Control4 setup, Mark Buzzard hopes the "visual communication strategy" of conveying, for instance, "bath time" that helps his 2-year-old son will help others.

In science:

Finally, I thank Kevin Buzzard, Matthew Emerton and Lo¨ıc Merel for useful conversations.
Critical p-adic L-function
N ) (constructed by Coleman-Mazur in the case N = 1, p > 2, and in general using similar methods by Buzzard).
Critical p-adic L-function
Since Up acts compactly on Symb± Γ (R b⊗D[r]) which is (Pr), Riesz’ theory (as extended by Serre, Coleman and Buzzard: see [Bu, chapter 2]) applies to it, and allows us to define, for any positive real number ν a sub-module Symb± Γ (R b⊗D[r])≤ν on which Up acts with generalized eigenvalues of valuation < ν .
Critical p-adic L-function
The authors wish to thank Kevin Buzzard for providing several corrections and a significant improvement to Theorem 1, and the referees for suggesting improvements to the exposition.
Enumerating Galois representations in Sage
Buzzard, On level-lowering for mod 2 representations, Math.
Elliptic Curves of Odd Modular Degree
Similar results were subsequently obtained by Buzzard for the groups GL1/k , and for the multiplicative group of a definite quaternion algebra over Q, and later more generally for totally definite quaternion algebras over totally real fields in .
Construction of eigenvarieties in small cohomological dimensions for semi-simple, simply connected groups
The author benefited greatly from taking part in a study group on Emerton’s work, organized by Kevin Buzzard.
Construction of eigenvarieties in small cohomological dimensions for semi-simple, simply connected groups
We then apply this result in section 4 to improve on some of our results from [Gee08] (where we use results from this paper to prove many cases of a conjecture of Buzzard, Diamond and Jarvis on the possible Serre weights of mod p Hilbert modular forms).
Automorphic lifts of prescribed types
While we are not able to prove the conjectures of Buzzard, Diamond and Jarvis in full generality, we are able to in the case where p splits completely, and the usual Taylor-Wiles hypothesis holds; this is needed in [Kis09a].
Automorphic lifts of prescribed types
We would like to thank Kevin Buzzard, Wansu Kim and James Newton for their comments on an earlier draft.
Automorphic lifts of prescribed types
Secondly, this obstruction is already present in many cases in the original Buzzard-Diamond-Jarvis conjecture (i.e. the case where p is unramified in F ), which has been proved in many cases in [Gee08].
Automorphic lifts of prescribed types
The seminal work of Buzzard and Taylor beautifully combined methods of Wiles and Taylor (à la Diamond ) with a geometric analysis of overconvergent p-adic modular forms to prove a modularity lifting result for geometric representations of Gal(Q/Q) which are split and unramified at p.
Modularity lifting results in parallel weight one and applications to the Artin conjecture: the tamely ramified case
Later, Buzzard generalized the results of , allowing the Galois representation to have ramification at p, and these results were used by Taylor to prove more cases of the Artin conjecture.
Modularity lifting results in parallel weight one and applications to the Artin conjecture: the tamely ramified case
In , the first-named author proved a generalization of the main result of Buzzard and Taylor to representations of Gal(Q/F ), where F is a totally real field in which p is unramified.
Modularity lifting results in parallel weight one and applications to the Artin conjecture: the tamely ramified case
Buzzard, K.: Analytic continuation of overconvergent eigenforms. J.
Modularity lifting results in parallel weight one and applications to the Artin conjecture: the tamely ramified case