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hawkbill

[hawk-bil]
noun
  1. hawksbill turtle.
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Origin of hawkbill

First recorded in 1775–85; hawk1 + bill2
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Historical Examples

  • When Ted Harkness reached the summit of Hawkbill, he hurried.

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  • Ted sat down on the very tip of Hawkbill and Tammie squatted companionably beside him.

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  • The lazy sun, reluctant to get out of bed, made a splash of gold only on the very tip of Hawkbill.

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  • Ted's eyes roved up Hawkbill, and the cool wind felt good on his face.

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  • Viewed from the summit of Hawkbill, various parts of Burned Mountain had various distinguishing characteristics.

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British Dictionary definitions for hawkbill

hawkbill

noun
  1. another name for hawksbill turtle
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