from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a nose resembling the beak of a hawk.


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  • Amid gritty v é rit é details, Mr. Tapa follows the hawk-nosed Dilawar Mohamad Imran Tapa, a sympathetic 17-year-old pickpocket whose scuffling life stifles dreams of escape.

    Chewing on Love and Loss

  • There is an old man — bright-eyed and hawk-nosed, who makes the daily trek to a ragged garden overlooking the sea.

    Moonlit Mariposa

  • The hawk-nosed doctor said something to her aunts in that same unfamiliar language.

    When Rose Wakes

  • “Mrs. DuBois,” the hawk-nosed doctor said, “Rose needs her rest.”

    When Rose Wakes

  • Aunt Fay glanced at the hawk-nosed doctor, who nodded encouragingly.

    When Rose Wakes

  • The hawk-nosed doctor gestured to the nurse, who hurried away and returned a moment later with a small cup of melting ice chips.

    When Rose Wakes

  • Two of the doctors—the hawk-nosed man and the ebony-skinned woman—stood by the open door talking quietly.

    When Rose Wakes

  • A more romantic commercial adventure, more visionary yet ultimately more practicable, presented itself in the person of John Ledyard, a hawk-nosed seaman and adventurer who had sailed with Captain James Cook on his last trip around the globe.

    Robert Morris

  • Curiosity eventually overcame caution, and the tortoise thrust its head out of its shell, its wrinkled neck giving it the appearance of a hawk-nosed retiree.

    Beginner’s Grace

  • A sharp hawk-nosed man with the lean look of a meaner Harry Dean Stanton, he alone seemed unfazed by what he had seen.

    Baby Games


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