Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a nose resembling the beak of a hawk.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • 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

Comments

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