EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BEAK
I am lean and bony and I've got a beak where I should have a nose.
All I do know was, that I was brought before a beak and charged with stealing.
He brought them alive in his beak, and gave them to his companion.
And the beak giv' 'em six weeks—coss the ship warn't overloaded.
I can see her figure-head distinctly—a bird with a beak as big as its head.'
There is often a very audible snap of the beak as they arrest their prey.
The feet are not feathered, and the legs and beak are shorter.
My master's a law-cove, and he'll 'ave y' up before the beak.
All the rest of the body is black; while the beak is of the colour of sulphur.
And as he sought for it he saw a raven with a leaf in her beak.
mid-13c., "bird's bill," from Old French bec "beak," figuratively "mouth," also "tip or point of a nose, a lance, a ship, a shoe," from Latin beccus (cf. Italian becco, Spanish pico), said by Suetonius ("De vita Caesarum" 18) to be of Gaulish origin, perhaps from Gaulish beccus, possibly related to Celtic stem bacc- "hook." Or there may be a link in Old English becca "pickax, sharp end." Jocular sense of "human nose" is from 1854 (but also was used mid-15c. in the same sense).