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Hawkins

[haw-kinz] /ˈhɔ kɪnz/
noun
1.
Sir Anthony Hope ("Anthony Hope") 1863–1933, English novelist and playwright.
2.
Coleman, 1904–69, U.S. jazz saxophonist.
3.
Also, Hawkyns. Sir John, 1532–95, English slave trader and rear admiral.
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  • A companion named Hawkins, who had marched with him, ran by his side.

  • Hawkins got 'em here, same as he always does, by the skin of his teeth.

    Cap'n Eri Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • There was never a word from Scott in the Khanda district, away to the southeast, except the regular telegraphic report to Hawkins.

    The Day's Work, Volume 1 Rudyard Kipling
  • Hawkins was the Brotherton bookseller on the Low Church side.

    Is He Popenjoy? Anthony Trollope
  • For, as Hawkins had observed, the Jew was not content to be a mere trader and hunter, like so many adventurers of the back woods.

    The New Land Elma Ehrlich Levinger
British Dictionary definitions for Hawkins

Hawkins

/ˈhɔːkɪnz/
noun
1.
Coleman. 1904–69, US pioneer of the tenor saxophone for jazz
2.
Sir John. 1532–95, English naval commander and slave trader, treasurer of the navy (1577–89); commander of a squadron in the fleet that defeated the Spanish Armada (1588)
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hawk

noun phrase

The cold winter wind: Well, looks like the hawk is getting ready to hit the scene and send temperatures down

[1900+ Black; origin unknown; perhaps fr the strong biting quality of such a wind]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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