fish hawk

Definitions

  • The fish-hawk will sometimes build near the ground
    The fish-hawk will sometimes build near the ground
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fish hawk large harmless hawk found worldwide that feeds on fish and builds a bulky nest often occupied for years
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Usage

In literature:

On the contrary, fish-hawks are more numerous than perhaps any other species of the hawk tribe.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
Fishes don't swim on rocks, nor hawks go to live in a cage.
"In The Boyhood of Lincoln" by Hezekiah Butterworth
It was like a hawk after a fish.
"Some Naval Yarns" by Mordaunt Hall
The ospreys or fish hawks seem to circle southward in pairs or trios, but some clear, cold day the sky will be alive with hawks of other kinds.
"The Log of the Sun" by William Beebe
A hawk with a flapping fish clutched in its talons scaled in from the south and disappeared among the evergreens.
"Jim Spurling, Fisherman" by Albert Walter Tolman
The fish-hawk preys upon fish.
"Friends in Feathers and Fur, and Other Neighbors" by James Johonnot
One, Jumping Fish, was older than Black Hawk.
"Shaman" by Robert Shea
Occasionally a plane was observed to sweep down like a hawk that had located a fish in the water.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume IV (of 8)"
When the ape in the water caught sight of the fish-hawk, he saw that he was Yang Oerlang.
"The Chinese Fairy Book" by Various
Seaplanes are out, hawking with swoop and wheel for sight of strange fish.
"Merchantmen-at-Arms" by David W. Bone
The only living things that he could see were two fish-hawks sailing overhead.
"Dusty Star" by Olaf Baker
The gulls and fish-hawks and sand-crabs could take possession of the old shack that had sheltered him for years.
"When the Cock Crows" by Waldron Baily
A fish-hawk passed overhead.
"The Haunters of the Silences" by Charles G. D. Roberts
The men all look on him as a Jonah, for fish don't come to the nets of those who take the life of a hawk.
"Harper's Round Table, May 28, 1895" by Various
A fish-hawk, soaring, suddenly turned and darted at the waves.
"Last Words" by Stephen Crane
As we stood there, I saw a fish-hawk stoop to pick a fish out of his pond.
"Cape Cod" by Henry D. Thoreau
Audubon or Wilson, I forget which, tells of a pair of fish-hawks, or ospreys, that built their nest in an ancient oak.
"Wake-Robin" by John Burroughs
The fish-hawk swooped down and seized the fish and attempted to fly away with it.
"Bass, Pike, Perch, and Others" by James Alexander Henshall
The one of this family I shall tell you about is the FISH HAWK, or AMERICAN OSPREY, because he is found all over the United States.
"The Children's Book of Birds" by Olive Thorne Miller
Fresh fish is to be had when there has been a good catch, and is hawked round in sixpenny strings.
"The Isles of Scilly" by Jessie Mothersole
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In poetry:

The gulls in the red of morning, the fish-hawk's
rise and fall,
The drift of the fog in moonshine, over the dark
coast-wall.
"Marguerite" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Thy cupboard serves the world: the meat is set,
Where all may reach: no beast but knows his feed.
Birds teach us hawking; fishes have their net:
The great prey on the lesse, they on some weed.
"Providence" by George Herbert

In news:

A fancy ramp dinner is set for 1 to 4 pm Saturday at Fish Hawk Acres in Rock Cave.
Bombardier's new Fish Hawk 220 BF is built with all-com-posite construction and hand-laid fiberglass lamination.
Fish Hawk extends Poseidon 's reach.
Here at the Singapore Airshow, Raytheon Missile Systems (Stand U01) is showcasing its Fish Hawk standoff antisubmarine torpedo.
A red-shouldered hawk at the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge/Courtesy US Fish and Wildlife Service.
A red- shouldered hawk at the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge/Courtesy US Fish and Wildlife Service.
Starting to the north, there's the Sea Hawk out of Perth Amboy that is targeting blackfish, which has a six- fish limit until the end of the year.
For the uninitiated, the osprey ( Pandion haliaetus ), sometimes known as the sea hawk or fish eagle, is a diurnal, fish-eating bird of prey.
A Osprey, sometimes known as the sea hawk or fish eagle, flies back to it's nest as a chick pokes it's head up.
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