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hawk's-eye

[hawks-ahy] /ˈhɔksˌaɪ/
noun
1.
a dark-blue chatoyant quartz formed by the silicification of crocidolite, used for ornamental purposes.
Compare tiger's-eye (def 1).
Origin of hawk's-eye
1675-1685
First recorded in 1675-85
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  • When she said “bold and brave,” she looked right at hawk-eye.

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  • When Firetop told about the turtle, hawk-eye laughed and laughed.

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  • hawk-eye had seen all that they had seen, and more, but he said nothing.

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  • Once in the shelter of the rocks, hawk-eye turned and faced his pursuers.

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  • hawk-eye and Limberleg had felt earthquakes before, but never one like this.

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  • “There is more to be learned about the hunting,” said hawk-eye.

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  • hawk-eye and Limberleg and the Twins climbed down to the beach.

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  • hawk-eye went back to the top of the hill and brought down the deer.

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  • “I told them just how to follow the river and the coast, and where to cross,” said hawk-eye.

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British Dictionary definitions for hawk-eye

Hawk-Eye

noun
1.
trademark an optical ball-tracking device used as an aid to commentators in certain sports, and as an officiating tool in major tennis tournaments

hawk's-eye

noun
1.
a dark blue variety of the mineral crocidolite: a semiprecious gemstone
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