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hawk

bird of prey in the subfamily Accipitridae. Includes genera of Accipiter (goshawk and European sparrowhawk). The unrelated American sparrowhawk (Falco sparverius) is a member of the falcon family.
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Noting the hawklike cry of the fledglings, the observer concludes that the cuckoo must have already undergone transformation into the hawk.
He's a lean, intense guy, and I soon discover he's also got hawklike vision (20/13) and is so skilled that he's often hired by federal agencies to do bird surveys.
But she still had concentrated attention, an intensely focused gaze (perfectly caught in Max Ernst's surrealist portrait of 1934, which is reproduced in the book) and instant, hawklike decisiveness.
a tall, angular patrolman with a hawklike face and bobcat eyes broke the tension.
In these times, the public-employee unions want and need the most dependable labor-friendly guy they can get to keep a hawklike watch over efforts to gut employee contracts and minimize the pain of employee cuts.