sparrowhawk


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sparrow hawk

n.
1. See kestrel.
2. or spar·row·hawk (spăr′ō-hôk′) Any of several small hawks that have short, broad wings and prey on sparrows and other small birds, especially the Eurasian sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus) of Europe, Asia, and northern Africa.

sparrowhawk

(ˈspærəʊˌhɔːk)
n
(Animals) any of several small hawks, esp Accipiter nisus, of Eurasia and N Africa that prey on smaller birds
Translations

sparrowhawk

[ˈspærəʊhɔːk] Ngavilán m

sparrowhawk

n (European) → Sperber m; (N American) → amerikanischer Falke

sparrowhawk

[ˈspærəʊˌhɔːk] nsparviero
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broke out the long mate, Sparrowhawk, his face shining with admiration.
When the Martha was floated, we had to beach her right away at the head of the bay, and whilst repairs were going on, a new rudder being made, sails bent, gear recovered from the niggers, and so forth, Miss Lackland borrows Sparrowhawk to run the Flibberty along with Curtis, lends me Brahms to take Sparrowhawk's place, and starts both craft off recruiting.
And thinking we was going home with our recruits," Sparrowhawk slipped in.
And I'd seen her think before," cried Sparrowhawk, "and I knew at wunst that the thing was as good as done.
That little wash of sea won't more than start a sheet or two of copper,' says she, when Munster kicked," Sparrowhawk explained.
We'd all been pretty well on native kai-kai, as it was," said Sparrowhawk.
And we went and did it," Sparrowhawk said solemnly, and then emitted a series of chuckling noises.
Munster refilled his glass, and while Sheldon glanced across at Joan's house, anxious for her coming, Sparrowhawk took up the tale.
Up your granny,' she says to him," Sparrowhawk went on.
They was only a quarter of a mile off," Sparrowhawk explained, "and it was damned nasty.
Nobody asked you to go ashore,' says she, quick as lightning," Sparrowhawk grinned.
Then Robin took his good yew bow in his hand, and placing the tip at his instep, he strung it right deftly; then he nocked a broad clothyard arrow and, raising the bow, drew the gray goose feather to his ear; the next moment the bowstring rang and the arrow sped down the glade as a sparrowhawk skims in a northern wind.