Hawkins


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Haw·kins

 (hô′kĭnz), Coleman Randolph 1901?-1969.
American jazz saxophonist. Noted for his improvisational solos, he established the saxophone as a leading jazz instrument.

Haw·kins

or Haw·kyns  (hô′kĭnz), Sir John 1532-1595.
English naval hero who commanded the rear squadron in the defeat of the Spanish Armada (1588).

Hawkins

(ˈhɔːkɪnz)
n
1. (Biography) Coleman. 1904–69, US pioneer of the tenor saxophone for jazz
2. (Biography) Sir John. 1532–95, English naval commander and slave trader, treasurer of the navy (1577–89); commander of a squadron in the fleet that defeated the Spanish Armada (1588)
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Noun1.Hawkins - English privateer involved in the slave tradeHawkins - English privateer involved in the slave trade; later helped build the fleet that in 1588 defeated the Spanish Armada (1532-1595)
2.Hawkins - United States jazz saxophonist (1904-1969)
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The information was, as you state, that he was going to be married to a Miss Hawkins. By his style, I should imagine it just settled."
"As to who, or what Miss Hawkins is, or how long he has been acquainted with her," said Emma, "nothing I suppose can be known.
"Yes, he has been gone just four weeks, as you observe, Miss Woodhouse," said Miss Bates, "four weeks yesterday.A Miss Hawkins!Well, I had always rather fancied it would be some young lady hereabouts; not that I everMrs.
Though she did not feel the first intelligence as she might have done the day before, or an hour before, its interest soon increased; and before their first conversation was over, she had talked herself into all the sensations of curiosity, wonder and regret, pain and pleasure, as to this fortunate Miss Hawkins, which could conduce to place the Martins under proper subordination in her fancy.
You come to me not alone as agent of my friend Peter Hawkins, of Exeter, to tell me all about my new estate in London.
He will be in Exeter, miles away, probably working at papers of the law with my other friend, Peter Hawkins. So!"
Hawkins, he began to ask me how I had come across so suitable a place.
"Do you remember Hawkins Browne's 'Address to Tobacco,' in imitation of Pope?--
Hawkins, just you run upstairs to your husband and tell him, if possible, nothing about it.
Only die-hard fans will know about Jalacy Hawkins, who performed under the stage name Screamin' Jay Hawkins.
Craig Dewar got into John Hawkins' van as he was driving home and threatened to "cut his throat".