EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HAWK

Then if they do not sell I will hawk them from door to door.

Come, man, you must be as hungry as a hawk—a slice of the beef?

A hawk, driving down out of the blue, had barely missed him.

It was the same when he challenged the hawk down out of the sky.

Later, when he had grown more formidable, he wanted to eat the hawk.

"Here—or no," the Hawk muttered to himself, though a dozen could hear him.

Did it mean what it would appear to—that he, the Hawk, was expected?

To her, who took no sides, there was every bit as much to be said for the hawk as for the chaffinch.

And another god of theirs had the head of a hawk—the bird, you know.

I heard at the station that a lady and gentleman had gone to the Hawk and Heron.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, hauk, earlier havek (c.1200), from Old English hafoc (W. Saxon), heafuc (Mercian), heafoc, from Proto-Germanic *habukaz (cf. Old Norse haukr, Old Saxon habuc, Middle Dutch havik, Old High German habuh, German Habicht "hawk"), from a root meaning "to seize," from PIE *kap- "to grasp" (cf. Russian kobec "a kind of falcon;" see capable). Transferred sense of "militarist" attested from 1962.

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