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Hawkeye

[hawk-ahy] /ˈhɔkˌaɪ/
noun, plural Hawkeyes.
1.
a native or inhabitant of Iowa (used as a nickname).

hawk's-eye

[hawks-ahy] /ˈhɔksˌaɪ/
noun
1.
a dark-blue chatoyant quartz formed by the silicification of crocidolite, used for ornamental purposes.
Compare tiger's-eye (def 1).
Origin of hawk's-eye
1675-1685
1675-85
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  • He presented Hawkeye as a warrior, often tried, and always found deserving of confidence.

    The Last of the Mohicans James Fenimore Cooper
  • Hawkeye regarded the young man a moment in speechless amazement.

    The Last of the Mohicans James Fenimore Cooper
  • Hawkeye was talking to Nulty, elaborately simulating ignorance of Toddles' presence—and he was talking about Toddles.

  • "Cut his bands," said Hawkeye to David, who just then approached them.

    The Last of the Mohicans James Fenimore Cooper
  • Hawkeye started, and dropped his rifle, directed by the finger of his companion, the stranger came under his view.

    The Last of the Mohicans James Fenimore Cooper
British Dictionary definitions for Hawkeye

hawk's-eye

noun
1.
a dark blue variety of the mineral crocidolite: a semiprecious gemstone
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