The door was made of thoroughly rotten cask staves, which left large apertures for the passage of his hawklike gaze.
As he spoke, he stroked the bridge of his hawklike nose with his bent forefinger.
Rick saw that the man was nearly six feet tall, with a lean, hawklike face, the skin stretched tightly over high cheekbones.
Squint Rodaine scratched his hawklike nose with his thumb and nodded.
But Tex seemed to take it seriously, and glowered at Johnny from under his black eyebrows that had a hawklike arch.
The hawklike appearance of the man was softened in debate by the urbanity of his manner and the modulations of his voice.
At a reading table scanning a paper sat Irish Kelley whose dark face and hawklike features made him look like a real lead slinger.
Brucco nodded, the scowl permanently ingrained now on his hawklike face.
He noted a well-shaped, firm mouth above a square chin; a thin, hawklike nose leading to a wide vertical forehead.
He had a gimlet-eye and a hawklike face, and was professionally brusk and brutally frank.
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.)