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hawks and doves

Respectively, those who favor or support aggressive military action, especially regarding foreign policy, versus those who are inclined to more peaceful, diplomatic solutions. After the terrorist attacks, the hawks in Congress demanded a unilateral attack on the foreign nation, while the doves among them maintained that diplomatic sanctions would be effective for the time being.
See also: and, dove, hawk

crash dive

1. noun A sudden descent, typically in an emergency situation. The phrase is usually applied to submarines and airplanes. Engine two is out, prepare for a crash dive!
2. verb To make such a descent. My brain could barely comprehend that the our lives were in danger before the plane started to crash dive.
See also: crash, dive

dive in with both feet

To begin or undertake something quickly, enthusiastically, and without trepidation. I know you're nervous about starting school, but you just need to dive in with both feet and do your best!
See also: both, dive, feet

dive into (something)

1. Literally, to jump or leap into something, often a pool. I was so hot after my run that I dove into the pool as soon as I got home.
2. To start a task enthusiastically, perhaps without much forethought. Because we just dove into fixing up our house, every room is under construction at the same time.
3. To begin eating something enthusiastically. Each kid dove into his slice of cake as soon as it was set before him.
See also: dive

dive off

Literally, to jump or leap off of something, often headfirst. After debating it for several summers, Anna finally dove off the high dive at the community pool today.
See also: dive, off

dive in with both feet

 and jump in with both feet
Fig. to become completely involved with something quickly, especially something new. I had never done anything like this before, but I just jumped in with both feet and learned it in no time.
See also: both, dive, feet

dive off

((of) something ) to jump off something headfirst. (Of is usually retained before pronouns.) Rachel dived off of the rock into the river. She dived off the high diving board.
See also: dive, off

dove

(dəv)
n. someone who supports a peace-seeking U.S. defense policy. (Compare this with hawk.) The doves want to sell the tanks and distribute the money to the poor.
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The primary objective of this study was to measure nesting parameters and productivity of White-winged Doves in the Coastal Bend region of Texas.
That can range from the really negative, like 'I'd rather have forks stuck in my eyes' to some who describe it as an out-of-body experience or a Vulcan mind meld," Dove laughs.
Like many other bird species, doves love to bathe, and they bathe in three different ways.
Patch area, substrate depth, and richness affect giving-up densities: a test with mourning doves and cottontail rabbits.
Dispersal of viable saguaro seeds by white-winged doves (Zenaida asiatica).
They'll always remember that what they did with Daddy (or Mommy) on that day was fun regardless of numbers of doves.
His daughter was born at the same time as the Congress in 1949 and he named her Paloma, Spanish for dove.
However, the remaining traditional rural, nesting habitat in south Texas is still occupied by white-winged doves, but monitoring of these populations has been suspended by TPWD.
The dove represents the wayfarer of the sky, a being who though it belongs to the earth is capable of dwelling in the skies.
The daily bag limit is 10 doves, with a possession limit after the second day of 20 birds.
To coo, the dove sends air up from its lungs and past the membranes, which then vibrate.
Goodall, "is that on the 21st of September, young people from Roots & Shoots and others will 'fly' peace doves all over the world.
Since 1820, 9 species of doves and pigeons (Columbidae) have been recorded in present-day Colorado and Wyoming.
If you average two doves for every five shots, you can consider yourself a spectacular wing shot indeed.