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synonyms for nighthawks

  • debauchee
  • degenerate
  • good-for-nothing
  • lecher
  • libertine
  • nighthawk
  • operator
  • prodigal
  • rake
  • reprobate
  • swinger
  • waster
  • wastrel
  • dissipater
  • no-good
  • old goat
  • roué
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How to use nighthawks in a sentence

The nighthawks swooped in the pale zenith with the twang of smitten chords.
EARTH'S ENIGMASCHARLES G. D. ROBERTS
Like their eastern congeners, the western nighthawks are fond of "booming."
BIRDS OF THE ROCKIESLEANDER SYLVESTER KEYSER
While the dusk folded them close and the nighthawks swooped from afar, the Happy Family gathered round and watched them fight.
THE HAPPY FAMILYBERTHA MUZZY BOWER
Similar to No. 420b, but still paler, white and buff prevailing on back and scapulars; palest of our Nighthawks.
COLOR KEY TO NORTH AMERICAN BIRDSFRANK M. CHAPMAN
Primaries blackish with a white bar and no rusty spots; darkest of our Nighthawks.
COLOR KEY TO NORTH AMERICAN BIRDSFRANK M. CHAPMAN
With you, Riggs, and the rest of the new recruits, we will meet these nighthawks and clip their wings.
OLD BROADBRIM INTO THE HEART OF AUSTRALIAAUTHOR OF "OLD BROADBRIM"
Nighthawks in search of food darted in erratic flight, uttering their peculiar booming notes.
DESERT CONQUESTA. M. CHISHOLM
At this time too, the grackles perch upon the roofs, and nighthawks and whippoor-wills are heard overhead in the dusky twilights.
BIRDS AND ALL NATURE, VOL. VI, NO. 2, SEPTEMBER 1899VARIOUS
But the nighthawks which soar and boom above our city streets, whence come they?
THE LOG OF THE SUNWILLIAM BEEBE
To be sure, I have heard nighthawks say it every summer for years, but I can't say it myself.
BIRD STORIESEDITH M. PATCH
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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