Definitions

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  • n. Alternative spelling of hawksbill.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), which yields the best quality of tortoise shell; -- called also caret.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The caret, or hawk-billed sea-turtle, Eretmochelys imbricata. It is from this turtle that tortoise-shell is obtained, Also called hawk's-bill. See cut under Eretmochelys.
  • n. A pair of pliers with curved nose, used to hold pieces in soldering them with a blowpipe.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. pugnacious tropical sea turtle with a hawk-like beak; source of food and the best tortoiseshell

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Examples

  • And we traded and salved wherever a dollar promised in the way of pearl and pearl shell, copra, beche-de-mer, hawkbill turtle shell, and stranded wrecks.

    THE HEATHEN

  • They are shipwrecked thrice, in the Gilberts, the Santa Cruz Group and the Fijis, trade pearl and pearl-shell, hawkbill turtle-shell, stranded wrecks, and bêche-de-mer.

    “Some day, all the fools will be dead....”

  • And we traded and salved wherever a dollar promised in the way of pearl and pearl shell, copra, beche de mer, hawkbill turtle shell, and stranded wrecks.

    South Sea Tales: The Heathen(DL SunSITE)

  • And we traded and salved wherever a dollar promised in the way of pearl and pearl shell, copra, bêche de mer, hawkbill turtle shell, and stranded wrecks.

    The Heathen

  • We had heard that he had quite a considerable quantity of hawkbill turtle shell and some coco-nut oil to sell, and came to ascertain the truth of the report before we were anticipated by some German or

    Rídan The Devil And Other Stories 1899

  • Then, besides the pearl-shell I bought nearly five hundredweight of splendid hawkbill turtle-shell, giving but two or three sticks of tobacco for an entire carapace of thirteen plates weighing between two and three pounds, and, as you know, hawkbill shell is worth eight dollars a pound in Hongkong, and much more in London or Hamburg. "

    Yorke The Adventurer

  • "Then," he went on, "this fellow Rul said that although he and the other natives on board were quite willing to go anywhere with me, _he_ knew of a place only two days 'sail away to the eastward where there was not only plenty of black-edge pearl-shell, but hawkbill turtle-shell as well.

    Yorke The Adventurer

  • "They have a live hawkbill turtle in their room -- quite a large one, for I could scarcely move it -- and have painted its back in five or six colours.

    The Flemmings And "Flash Harry" Of Savait From "The Strange Adventure Of James Shervinton and Other Stories" - 1902

  • They are the leatherback (world's largest, at 6 to 7 'long and 400-500 kilos, the hawkbill, the green turtle (most common to see tonight), and a couple others I have already forgotten.

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