Help support Wordnik by adopting your favorite word!

Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having a beak shaped like that of a hawk.
  • adj. Having a nose shaped like the beak of a hawk.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • The same officer who had first answered the prior's summons to Bonel's house, bearded, brawny, hawk-beaked, self-assured and impatient of caution once his nose had found an obvious trail.

    Monk's Hood

  • And yet I may be able to accomplish that yet -- in a roundabout way -- because the apple-visaged and hawk-beaked Mr. Neergard has apparently become my slavish creature; quite infatuated.

    The Younger Set

  • They stood high on the Abbey cliff-edge -- an old man, eagle-profiled, hawk-beaked, cockatoo-crested, with angry grey eyebrows running peakily upwards towards his temples at either side ... and a boy.

    Patsy

  • MacWhirter's, whom I would as soon marry as ----: in a word, I know that you, you hawk-beaked, keen-eyed, sleepless, indefatigable old Mrs. Cammysole, have read all my papers for these fifteen years.

    The Christmas Books of Mr. M.A. Titmarsh

  • Farmer’s letters, all Emily Delamere’s; all that poor foolish old Miss MacWhirter’s, whom I would as soon marry as — —: in a word, I know that you, you hawk-beaked, keen-eyed, sleepless, indefatigable old Mrs. Cammysole, have read all my papers for these fifteen years.

    Our Street

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.