Already the youths had commenced battering at the convent doors, when they were summoned by the voice of the goshawk on horseback.
A goshawk is a goose hawk, so called from its preying on poultry.
Blacky had found plenty to eat and he had seen no more of fierce Mr. goshawk.
“I can get on board,” he said, as if his patient quadruped had been the goshawk.
The goshawk and chicken-hawk, in the amount of damage done, far exceed all other birds of prey.
The goshawk was Farina's bridesman, and a very spiriting bridesman was he!
The two were close behind him: Guy the goshawk prepared for one of those fatal pounces on the foe that had won him his title.
He once offered the reversion in fee of an Irish leasehold for a goshawk.
As well as ground-game the goshawk poaches pheasants and partridges, numbers of these being killed by the bird in its wild state.
Sometimes a peregrine is shot, and more rarely, in autumn, a hobby or a goshawk.