As if in answer to his cry a night-hawk hooted among the rocks.
As she spoke a night-hawk passed with a shriek, and the evening star was hid with a cloud.
Presently a night-hawk began to flit about me, then another and another, skimming just above the marsh as silent as the shadows.
And the owl, and the night-hawk, and the cuckoo, and the hawk after his kind.
There goes a night-hawk, flitting by in the darkness like a ghost.
A night-hawk swooped past the window with a startling whirr of wings.
There is no use in keeping one eye open because a dry stick cracks now and then, or the night-hawk sputters as he goes by.
The cry of a night-hawk came, as if in answer; the hoot of an owl, as if in mockery.
The dim lamps of McGovern's night-hawk shone at the side of the procession and showed the crowd trailing on behind.
The Avenue churned with returning theater-parties and night-hawk cabs.
(Heb. tahmas) occurs only in the list of unclean birds (Lev. 11:16; Deut. 14:15). This was supposed to be the night-jar (Caprimulgus), allied to the swifts. The Hebrew word is derived from a root meaning "to scratch or tear the face," and may be best rendered, in accordance with the ancient versions, "an owl" (Strix flammea). The Revised Version renders "night-hawk."