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Origin of sparrow hawk
Examples from the Web for sparrowhawk
Like the sparrowhawk, it frequently hovers in the air and drops upon its prey.
One day he saw a sparrowhawk dash down upon a running partridge and struggle with it on the ground.A Shepherd's Life|W. H. Hudson
The first thing Sparrowhawk did was to lay his hand on the heart of the man he wished to succour.
Sparrowhawk felt his curiosity excited; with that sagacity peculiar to the Indians, he began ferreting about in every direction.
So soon as the procession halted, Sparrowhawk dismounted and walked up to the sachems.Stronghand|Gustave Aimard