from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A kind of plover.
  • n. The dark-blue variety of crocidolite found in South Africa: when cut in a rounded form and showing the cat's-eye effect, it is known as hawk's-eye stone.


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  • He met the bold broad stare of the prisoner with a kind of nod, as much as to assure him that his time was very nearly up; and then deliberately proceeded to take a hawk's-eye view of the assembly.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, No. 382, October 1847

  • In her housekeeper's room, surrounded by many dusty bill files and stacks of account books, they presently found Mrs. Trapes, whose hawk's-eye viewed bills and tradesmen's books while she frowned and muttered such comments as "Rogues!"

    The Definite Object A Romance of New York

  • Paul watched carefully the vagaries of her excitement, and kept his sharp hawk's-eye upon everything; he had quite made up his mind not to dangle for two years, as he had round Colette de Rosen.

    The Immortal Or, One Of The "Forty." (L'immortel) - 1877

  • The notes of the tour, set down on his return to Chelsea and republished in 1882, have only the literary merit of the vigorous descriptive touches inseparable from the author's lightest writing; otherwise they are mere rough-and-tumble jottings, with no consecutive meaning, of a rapid hawk's-eye view of the four provinces.

    Thomas Carlyle


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