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Part of speech: Noun

A name for various kinds of birds of prey related to the buzzards, etc.; a forcible effort to clear the throat of phlegm.

Part of speech: Verb

To cry, or carry about, for sale.

Part of speech: Verb

To make a forcible effort to cough up phlegm.

Usage examples "hawk":
  • And where the hawk- like eye, alas! - "A further contribution to the study of the mortuary customs of the North American Indians First Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, 1879-80, Government Printing Office, Washington, 1881, pages 87-204", H. C. Yarrow.
  • Major Stuart had been Abe's commander in the Black Hawk War. - "Abe Lincoln Gets His Chance", Frances Cavanah.
  • Robert begged a minute's delay, while Anthony watched him with hawk eyes. - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.