Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to the Accipitres or raptorial birds, or
- the hawks proper, of the subfamily Accipitrinæ; hawk-like; rapacious: as, the accipitrine order of birds.
- n. A hawk or a hawk like bird.
- adj. zoology, ornithology Like or belonging to the Accipitres; raptorial; hawklike.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Zoöl.) Like or belonging to the Accipitres; raptorial; hawklike.
- adj. of or relating to or belonging to the genus Accipiter (or to typical hawks)
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“Now the falcons are dividing lark bunting flocks when powering in for the kill and making low accipitrine attempts on scaled quail.”
“His face was thin, his nose somewhat accipitrine, casting a broad shadow; his mouth rather wide, well formed and well closed, carrying a question and an assertion in its finely finished curves; the lower lip a little prominent, the chin shapely and firm, as becomes the corner-stone of the countenance.”
“They halted beneath a half-dead oak, hollow, and disfigured with white tumors, its roots spreading out like accipitrine claws grasping the ground.”
“The evolutional meaning of the deep-set Western eye, protruding brow, accipitrine nose, ponderous jaw -- symbols of aggressive force and habit -- was revealed to the gentler race by the same sort of intuition through which a tame animal immediately comprehends the dangerous nature of the first predatory enemy which it sees.”
“The most splendid pigeon, perhaps, that the world produces, and the satin bird, with its lovely eye, feed there upon the berries of the ficus (wild fig,) and other trees: and a numerous tribe of the accipitrine class soar over its dense and spacious forests.”
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“He or she might say accipitrid to indicate membership in the family Accipitridae, but accipitrine in this context would refer only to one of the accipitrid subfamilies -- the Accipitrinae (the "true" hawks and eagles).”
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