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marsh hawk

noun
Origin of marsh hawk
1765-1775
1765-75, Americanism
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  • The one in question, Lucien said, was the “marsh-hawk,” sometimes also called the “hen-harrier” (Falco uliginosus).

    The Young Voyageurs Mayne Reid
  • She had entered into noisome places, but so had the marsh-hawk poising grandly on motionless wing there above.

    Blazed Trail Stories Stewart Edward White
  • The one in question, Lucien said, was the “marsh-hawk,” sometimes also called the “hen-harrier.”

  • It was not the precious nest, however, nor the owners of the nest, on which the fierce eyes of the marsh-hawk had fallen.

    The Watchers of the Trails Charles G. D. Roberts
  • But the marsh-hawk was still hunting lazily at the other side of the field, and no tragedy followed the childishness.

    The Watchers of the Trails Charles G. D. Roberts
British Dictionary definitions for marsh-hawk

marsh hawk

noun
1.
another name for marsh harrier (sense 2)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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