Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


The nighthawks swooped in the pale zenith with the twang of smitten chords.

Swallows, nighthawks, and some sea-birds are examples of the third class.

Do you happen to know what kind of a nest the Nighthawks build, Jenny?

Was it not calculated to allure marauders and nighthawks to this lonely house?

Nighthawks swept past him with their shivering cry, and bats struck his face.

Usually the nighthawks hunt in little companies in the most sociable fashion.

Unseen till now, no fewer than three nighthawks are squatted lengthwise on its lower limbs, two on one limb and one on another.

Strangely enough here on the roof I have watched the only nighthawks that I have ever found in Massachusetts.

This is surely the last place you would expect to find such wild, spooky, dusk-loving creatures as nighthawks.

While the dusk folded them close and the nighthawks swooped from afar, the Happy Family gathered round and watched them fight.