Hawk boy, an attendant on a plasterer to supply him with mortar.

(Hawk"bill`) n. (Zoöl.) A sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), which yields the best quality of tortoise shell; — called also caret.

(Hawk"bit`) n. (Bot.) The fall dandelion (Leontodon autumnale).

(Hawked) a. Curved like a hawk's bill; crooked.

(Hawk"er) n. One who sells wares by crying them in the street; hence, a peddler or a packman. Swift.

(Hawk"er), v. i. To sell goods by outcry in the street. [Obs.] Hudibras.

(Hawk"er), n. [Cf. AS. hafecere. See 1st Hawk.] A falconer.

(Hawk"ey) n. See Hockey. Holloway.

(Hawk"-eyed`) a. Having a keen eye; sharpsighted; discerning.

Hawk moth
(Hawk" moth`) (Zoöl.) Any moth of the family Sphingidæ, of which there are numerous genera and species. They are large, handsome moths, which fly mostly at twilight and hover about flowers like a humming bird, sucking the honey by means of a long, slender proboscis. The larvæ are large, hairless caterpillars ornamented with green and other bright colors, and often with a caudal spine. See Sphinx, also Tobacco worm, and Tomato worm.

Tobacco Hawk Moth and its Larva, the Tobacco Worm.

The larvæ of several species of hawk moths feed on grapevines. The elm-tree hawk moth is Ceratomia Amyntor.

(Hawk"weed`) n. (Bot.) (a) A plant of the genus Hieracium; — so called from the ancient belief that birds of prey used its juice to strengthen their vision. (b) A plant of the genus Senecio (S. hieracifolius). Loudon.

(Hawm) n. See Haulm, straw.

(Hawm), v. i. [Etymol. uncertain.] To lounge; to loiter. [Prov. Eng.] Tennyson.

(Hawse) n. [Orig. a hawse hole, or hole in the bow of the ship; cf. Icel. hals, hals, neck, part of the bows of a ship, AS. heals neck. See Collar, and cf. Halse to embrace.]

1. A hawse hole. Harris.

2. (Naut.) (a) The situation of the cables when a vessel is moored with two anchors, one on the starboard, the other on the port bow. (b) The distance ahead to which the cables usually extend; as, the ship has

(Hawk), n. [W. hoch.] An effort to force up phlegm from the throat, accompanied with noise.

(Hawk), v. t. [Akin to D. hauker a hawker, G. höken, höcken, to higgle, to retail, höke, höker, a higgler, huckster. See Huckster.] To offer for sale by outcry in the street; to carry (merchandise) about from place to place for sale; to peddle; as, to hawk goods or pamphlets.

His works were hawked in every street.

(Hawk), n. (Masonry) A small board, with a handle on the under side, to hold mortar.

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