Someone in Serbia hawked 1,500 tickets for £80,000 in cash—about $125,000.
But he has more stamina than any host who has ever hawked Turtle Wax.
It is average at best and hawked like it is the ultimate indulgence.
Later in that same show, guest Hillary Clinton hawked her new book together with her hawkish views on the Middle East.
Opponents of peace had the speeches of American statesmen printed, and hawked them about the streets.
Two days afterwards, the story was hawked about the streets.
Her husband was a greensmith: that is to say, he worked in copper, and hawked his goods in the town when made.
Donkey-loads of hoja, or corn-shucks, were hawked about for sale.
Three cheers for the sister-in-law he hawked about, three fangs in her mouth.
Had I understood the trick, I would have hawked for them and helped feed them myself!
c.1300, hauk, earlier havek (c.1200), from Old English hafoc (W. Saxon), heafuc (Mercian), heafoc, from Proto-Germanic *habukaz (cf. Old Norse haukr, Old Saxon habuc, Middle Dutch havik, Old High German habuh, German Habicht "hawk"), from a root meaning "to seize," from PIE *kap- "to grasp" (cf. Russian kobec "a kind of falcon;" see capable). Transferred sense of "militarist" attested from 1962.
"to sell in the open, peddle," late 15c., back-formation from hawker "itinerant vendor" (c.1400), from Middle Low German höken "to peddle, carry on the back, squat," from Proto-Germanic *huk-. Related: Hawked; hawking. Despite the etymological connection with stooping under a burden on one's back, a hawker is technically distinguished from a peddler by use of a horse and cart or a van.
"to hunt with a hawk," mid-14c., from hawk (n.).
"to clear one's throat," 1580s, imitative.
To clear one's throat; cough up and spit: let out of their cells to wash, hawk, stretch (1583+)
A imitation Indian haircut affected by punk rockers; mohawk: egg or soap it into the hawk (1980s+)
The cold winter wind: Well, looks like the hawk is getting ready to hit the scene and send temperatures down
[1900+ Black; origin unknown; perhaps fr the strong biting quality of such a wind]
(Heb. netz, a word expressive of strong and rapid flight, and hence appropriate to the hawk). It is an unclean bird (Lev. 11:16; Deut. 14:15). It is common in Syria and surrounding countries. The Hebrew word includes various species of Falconidae, with special reference perhaps to the kestrel (Falco tinnunculus), the hobby (Hypotriorchis subbuteo), and the lesser kestrel (Tin, Cenchris). The kestrel remains all the year in Palestine, but some ten or twelve other species are all migrants from the south. Of those summer visitors to Palestine special mention may be made of the Falco sacer and the Falco lanarius. (See NIGHT-HAWK ØT0002729.)