The old buzzard spied it, and cried: 'That's a gal's key that come down heah t' have me move her in a hurry las' Sunday.
A child represents the "old buzzard," about whom the rest circle.
Better dead now than helpless in the morning, for what that old buzzard might want of me.
We can deal with that old buzzard as freely and as profitably as if we were in a cutthroat pawnshop.
And you've hankered after him so long,—go and take your chances, you old buzzard!'
The hen finishes by asking alone, "What o'clock is it, old buzzard?"
"The old buzzard's been at my alcohol bottle again," whispered Batty.
Mrs. Randall, who wore much brighter clothes than her mother, was called by the latter an old buzzard.
c.1300, from Old French buisart "buzzard, harrier, inferior hawk," from buson, buison, from Latin buteonem (nominative buteo) a kind of hawk, perhaps with -art suffix for one that carries on some action or possesses some quality, with derogatory connotation (see -ard).