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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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Her face began to change--first into the look of being hit which I had once seen when she had been with the man (her man; I felt as if I were standing in for him; this other man was obviously her husband) but then into something hawklike, almost predatory; her top lip lengthening into that of a Red Indian.
wore a stern brooding look that her small curved nose made almost hawklike.
For this, if for no other reason, Wales needs to be hawklike in its vigilance over ministerial influence over cultural commissioning - hence the need for a mode of commissioning in which state funding is accompanied by funding from other sources.
As always, his lean, hawklike face was inscrutable, masklike.
Flags in the Dust, the novel that took Faulkner into Yoknapatawpha, begins with exactly such a figure, John Sartoris, who, though dead, is "brought" into the room by an old man who knew him, and who seems to remain "with his bearded, hawklike face" long after old man Falls has gone.
I relished the hawklike vision and the precise irony.
It concerns the prime minister's eyes, which appear to have been hawklike.
He seemed to stand above them, all around them, with his bearded, hawklike face and the bold glamor of his dream" (FD 5).
All of the assembly is done in their Santa Cruz, California facility under the hawklike eye of Conable, who often participates in the process.