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[haw-kinz] /ˈhɔ kɪnz/
Sir Anthony Hope ("Anthony Hope") 1863–1933, English novelist and playwright.
Coleman, 1904–69, U.S. jazz saxophonist.
Also, Hawkyns. Sir John, 1532–95, English slave trader and rear admiral. Unabridged
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  • A companion named Hawkins, who had marched with him, ran by his side.

  • Hawkins darted a look at Plekhanov, turned and hurried back to his plane.

    Adaptation Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • There was never a word from Scott in the Khanda district, away to the southeast, except the regular telegraphic report to Hawkins.

    The Day's Work, Volume 1 Rudyard Kipling
  • "You're the boss," Hawkins said, and scurried off toward his scout plane.

    Adaptation Dallas McCord Reynolds
  • For, as Hawkins had observed, the Jew was not content to be a mere trader and hunter, like so many adventurers of the back woods.

    The New Land Elma Ehrlich Levinger
British Dictionary definitions for Hawkins


Coleman. 1904–69, US pioneer of the tenor saxophone for jazz
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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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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