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between hawk and buzzard

Caught between two extremes or two factions. The settlers on the border of the two warring states found themselves caught between hawk and buzzard.
See also: and, buzzard, hawk


n. an old man; a mean old man. (Especially with old.) Some old buzzard is at the door asking for Mary Wilson.

buzzard meat

n. someone or something that is dead or outdated. If you don’t watch out, you’re going to become buzzard meat!
See also: buzzard, meat
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On five occasions between 2011-14, Natural England refused Mr McMorn a licence to kill buzzards which were preying on pheasants he raised for shoots.
Dad-of-two Darren Sheppard suffered head wounds after the buzzard sank its talons into him.
BART the buzzard is a free bird again - a year after being caught in a rabbit snare.
Buzzards are now preying on our increasingly fragile populations of ground nesting birds - particularly curlews and oyster catchers.
Conservationists criticised government agency Natural England's decision to issue the first ever licence to destroy four buzzard nests to prevent the protected birds preying on young pheasants, which the owners of the shoot said was damaging their business.
Although buzzards can serve as intermediate hosts of HPAIV (H5N1) between migratory birds and poultry, the lack of gross pathologic findings in the buzzard carcass we examined indicates that the bird died shortly after infection.
Buzzards, like all wild birds, are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act.
One of them was employed in May last year and witnessed Mr Burden shooting a number of buzzards and attempting to shoot a number of buzzards.
WILD THING: One of the buzzard nestlings Picture: ANDREW TEEBAY; CHOPPED: Knowsley Rangers James McDonnell, David Smith and Kevin Bushell assess the damage; SANCTUARY: The buzzard nest in the tree
Buzzards Bay could be headed for a clash with Lava Man, who is expected to bid for third consecutive victory in the 1-mile classic.
50 years and hundreds of thousands of visitors later, the return of the buzzards at Hinckley Reservation is a must-do event.
MANY reasons are put forward by trainers as to why their horses put up improved performances, and a chance remark by Kieren Fallon to Michael Bell about his Hoh Buzzard has enabled the filly to scoot home in her last two starts.
Buzzards resemble miniature eagles due to their hooked beaks and broad wings.
8 million contract, NAMS installed the Cape Cod Canal Marine Traffic Control System (MTCS) Upgrade at the Corps' field office in Buzzards Bay.
ANORTHUMBERLAND gamekeeper has won a High Court battle after being told he could not shoot buzzards that were killing his pheasants.