Origin of marsh hawk
An Americanism dating back to 1765–75
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Examples from the Web for marsh hawk
The one in question, Lucien said, was the “marsh-hawk,” sometimes also called the “hen-harrier” (Falco uliginosus).The Young Voyageurs
She had entered into noisome places, but so had the marsh-hawk poising grandly on motionless wing there above.Blazed Trail Stories
Stewart Edward White
It was not the precious nest, however, nor the owners of the nest, on which the fierce eyes of the marsh-hawk had fallen.
But the marsh-hawk was still hunting lazily at the other side of the field, and no tragedy followed the childishness.
The one in question, Lucien said, was the “marsh-hawk,” sometimes also called the “hen-harrier.”Popular Adventure Tales
- another name for marsh harrier (def. 2)
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