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hen hawk

noun
1.
chicken hawk (def 1).
Origin of hen hawk
1800-1810
An Americanism dating back to 1800-10
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  • The hen hawk is so named because he rarely or never catches a hen or a chicken.

    My Boyhood John Burroughs

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