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Mr. Hawkins

n. the winter wind. (see also hawk.) Put something on your head, or Mr. Hawkins will cut you down.
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Sadie Hawkins Day

Ladies choice. A character in Al Capp's Lil' Abner comic strip, Sadie Hawkins was reputedly the homeliest girl in the hillbilly town of Dogpatch. Eager to see her married off, her father instituted a footrace in which all of the town's unmarried girls pursued eligible bachelors— Daisy Mae's enticing Lil' Abner to the altar was an ongoing theme of the strip's plot. As is often the case, nature imitates art, and by the late 1930s real live Sadie Hawkins Day events took place at many colleges and high schools, with girls taking the initiative and inviting boys to dances, dinner, and other events. Even at proms, hops, and other social events, one or more “Sadie Hawkins” dances allowed women to ask any man to take a turn on the dance floor.
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We are extremely pleased to be welcoming a company of Stauber's caliber into the Hawkins organization.
If you lived in New Orleans and worked in sports, Hawkins said, knowing the Mannings was basically a requirement.
Welshman Dale, competing in his first Crucible quarter-final for 14 years, could post little response as Hawkins needs just two more frames in this afternoon's final session to clinch victory.
Hawkins had a constant companion at his side in the assize courts and at other ceremonial occasions, a small dog, a fox terrier called "Jack".
Hawkins was born in Clinton, raised in Lancaster and attended local schools.
Hawkins, 48, of Lower Rathmines Road, Dublin, has pleaded not guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to 181 counts of theft from Mr Clayton over a four year period from 2004 to 2008.
Hawkins, who spends an average of seven hours in his training programme, is providing assistance and directives for the Bahrain players who are gearing up for regional and international championships.
Hawkins, of Windmill Road, Longford, appeared in Coventry Crown Court where he was sentenced to 34 months in a young offenders institute after earlier pleading guilty to one count of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and two counts of common assault.
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At Leeds Crown Court Hawkins, 47, of Royd Street, Slaithwaite, denies murdering Ryan Hawkins and trying to murder 14-year-old daughter Donna at his home last September 23.
Hawkins dates the first Nashville recording to December 1945 when Bullet Records produced its first session with Sheb Wooley.
I always thought I should make a record some day, so I did a whole lot of demo sessions but was never comfortable with the results," said Hawkins, 34, a Topanga resident and familiar presence in the West Valley.
Richard Noble, the rare books librarian at Brown, also noticed that a Megda Hawkins was listed at the church he attended in Providence, Rhode Island.
Self-made restaurateur and politically connected millionaire LaVan Hawkins, who built an empire ranging from five-star restaurants in the Midwest to burger and pizza franchises dotting the East Coast, appears to be heading toward a long stretch in federal prison.
Hawkins is well versed in using scripted character animation and game development routines: his expertise translates to technical discussions which explain how to translate programming techniques into effective games.