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- adj. Pertaining to, or of the nature of, a falcon or hawk; hawklike - Lowell
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Pertaining to, or of the nature of, a falcon or hawk; hawklike.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to the Accipitres or birds of prey; having the character of a bird of prey; hawk-like.
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The accipitral birds are the eagles, the vultures, the falcons, the owls -- all those birds that bite and tear unhappy mammals as well as birds of more peaceful habits than themselves.
a bird, and lifted his accipitral profile with a predatory alertness.