hawksbill

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hawksbill pugnacious tropical sea turtle with a hawk-like beak; source of food and the best tortoiseshell
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n hawksbill (Zoöl) A sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), which yields the best quality of tortoise shell; -- called also caret.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hawksbill Same as hawk-bill, 1.
    • n hawksbill The catch or detent controlling the striking-movement of a clock.
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Usage

In literature:

A singular mode of taking the hawksbill turtle is followed by the natives here.
"The Overland Expedition of The Messrs. Jardine" by Frank Jardine and Alexander Jardine
The green turtle averaged 350 pounds each, and the hawksbills about 250 pounds.
"Voyage Of H.M.S. Rattlesnake, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by John MacGillivray
We have also caught a few hawksbill, and green turtle, and occasionally dig turtles' eggs from the sand on the beach.
"A Voyage Round the World, Vol. I" by James Holman
It might be a lace handkerchief, a pink Paumotan pearl, or a comb of hawksbill turtle.
"The Turtles of Tasman" by Jack London
In the Hawksbill neighborhood, not far from Luray, there lived a long time ago John Stone and his family.
"Legends of the Skyline Drive and the Great Valley of Virginia" by Carrie Hunter Willis
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In news:

A Hawksbill sea turtle swims off Lady Elliot Island, Australia, in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.
A female hawksbill sea turtle airlifted from the US Virgin Islands to the Florida Keys has died.
Hawksbill Sea Turtle Photo.
The hawksbill sea turtle lives the early part of its life in the open ocean, but then gravitates to coral reefs and shallow lagoons.
Hawksbill sea turtled airlifted from Virgin Islands.
Family to donate organs of teen who fell from Hawksbill Crag.
Officials say the 119 eggs that were recovered from a now-deceased female hawksbill turtle are not viable.
Arkansas man survives fall from Hawksbill Crag.
Maui's sea turtle s-both hawksbills and greens-will be the topic of discussion at the upcoming Maui Sea Turtle Symposium, to be hosted by Pacific Whale Foundation on Thursday, Sept 20.
An endangered female hawksbill sea turtle , laden with eggs, has arrived at the Florida Keys-based Turtle Hospital after being flown to the state from the US Virgin Islands.
Maui's sea turtles-both hawksbills and greens-will be the topic of discussion at the upcoming Maui Sea Turtle Symposium, to be hosted by Pacific Whale Foundation on Thursday, Sept 20.
An endangered female hawksbill sea turtle, laden with eggs, has arrived at the Florida Keys-based Turtle Hospital after being flown to the state from the US Virgin Islands.
Hawksbills stand out from other sea turtles with their sharp, curving beak and the saw-like edge on their shell.
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