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the hawk

The cold, biting winter wind. The term likely originated in African-American communities in Chicago. Primarily heard in US. It's not even November and the hawk is already out. I have a feeling it's going to be a long, long winter. Be sure to bundle up, or the hawk will cut right through you.
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the hawk

verb
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The Nightingale, about to lose his life, earnestly begged the Hawk to let him go, saying that he was not big enough to satisfy the hunger of a Hawk who, if he wanted food, ought to pursue the larger birds.
He saw the hawk swooping down upon the church, and in a moment he had seized his gun and shot at the bird.
He never forgot the hawk, and its moving shadow always sent him crouching into the nearest thicket.
So he sat on his haunches, conspicuously in an open space, and challenged the hawk down out of the sky.
On her left hand she bore a hawk, a proof to Don Quixote's mind that she must be some great lady and the mistress of the whole hunting party, which was the fact; so he said to Sancho, "Run Sancho, my son, and say to that lady on the palfrey with the hawk that I, the Knight of the Lions, kiss the hands of her exalted beauty, and if her excellence will grant me leave I will go and kiss them in person and place myself at her service for aught that may be in my power and her highness may command; and mind, Sancho, how thou speakest, and take care not to thrust in any of thy proverbs into thy message.
While grandmother took the pitchfork we found standing in one of the rows and dug potatoes, while I picked them up out of the soft brown earth and put them into the bag, I kept looking up at the hawks that were doing what I might so easily do.
The hawk has been recovering at the center and is expected to live out her normal 20-year life span.
There have been reports of pairs of falcons hunting together during mating season, but the pairs weren't very cooperative or successful," says Bednarz, who did the work while at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque and is now a staff member of the Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Association in Kempton, Pa.
The experience is much different than keeping a domesticated dog, cat or even a parrot, he said, because the hawk or falcon remains wild and still needs to act on its most basic instinct to hunt.