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Hawkins

[haw-kinz] /ˈhɔ kɪnz/
noun
1.
Sir Anthony Hope ("Anthony Hope") 1863–1933, English novelist and playwright.
2.
Coleman, 1904–69, U.S. jazz saxophonist.
3.
Also, Hawkyns. Sir John, 1532–95, English slave trader and rear admiral.
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  • Hawkins and Drake were as devout and humane as other men of their time.

    Introductory American History Henry Eldridge Bourne
  • Hawkins got 'em here, same as he always does, by the skin of his teeth.

    Cap'n Eri Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • Unfortunately he had written letters, and Hawkins took them to the Bishop.

    Is He Popenjoy?

    Anthony Trollope
  • But he bided his time; and when Mr. Hawkins came, then there was a decision pronounced.

    Is He Popenjoy?

    Anthony Trollope
  • Hawkins was the Brotherton bookseller on the Low Church side.

    Is He Popenjoy?

    Anthony Trollope
British Dictionary definitions for Hawkins

Hawkins

/ˈhɔːkɪnz/
noun
1.
Coleman. 1904–69, US pioneer of the tenor saxophone for jazz
2.
Sir John. 1532–95, English naval commander and slave trader, treasurer of the navy (1577–89); commander of a squadron in the fleet that defeated the Spanish Armada (1588)
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hawk

noun phrase

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]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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