marsh hawk


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marsh hawk

marsh hawk

n
(Animals) another name for marsh harrier2

marsh′ hawk`


n.
a common harrier of North America, Circus cyaneus hudsonius.
[1805–15, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.marsh hawk - common harrier of North America and Europemarsh hawk - common harrier of North America and Europe; nests in marshes and open land
genus Circus, Circus - a genus of haws comprising the harriers
harrier - hawks that hunt over meadows and marshes and prey on small terrestrial animals
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The sun sets on some retired meadow, where no house is visible, with all the glory and splendor that it lavishes on cities, and perchance as it has never set before--where there is but a solitary marsh hawk to have his wings gilded by it, or only a musquash looks out from his cabin, and there is some little black-veined brook in the midst of the marsh, just beginning to meander, winding slowly round a decaying stump.
Richard Hannon, trainer of Lexington Times and Marsh Hawk Lexington Times has had a break since Royal Ascot and, although his best form has been on Polytrack, he was beaten only a whisker in the Solario Stakes at Sandown last season.
She has since come out and won at both Newmarket and York, beating the reopposing Dusky Queen and Marsh Hawk on the latter occasion.
She will face stern opposition from a number of high-class rivals, including Richard Hannon's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies' Turf third Osaila and stablemate Marsh Hawk.
The champion trainer also runs Marsh Hawk, fourth in the Fillies' Mile in October.
Saeed Bin Surour is two-handed with Good Place and Winters Moon, while the supplemented Agnes Stewart and Marsh Hawk are attracting a lot of attention on the exchanges.
The daughter of Bahamian Bounty came with a definitive late surge under Jim Crowley to collar the wellregarded Marsh Hawk by a short head and win going away, form very much boosted by the smart runner-up since.
A female marsh hawk came silently over the decoys and landed in the stubble 70 yards in front of us.
Watermark by Jaquelyn Pope, Marsh Hawk Press, 2005, $12.
Tellingly, the opening poem of Still Life with Waterfall opens with a powerful image out of nature that embodies symbolically the undertaking of the lyric poet: "On slow wings the marsh hawk is patrolling / possibility.
And others were interesting: the Marsh Hawk (Anthony Bergamin), Shapeshifter (Kate Story) and the Wolf (Jovanni Sy).