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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.
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.
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.
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.
Richard Noble, the rare books librarian at Brown, also noticed that a Megda Hawkins was listed at the church he attended in Providence, Rhode Island.
Self-made restaurateur and politically connected millionaire LaVan Hawkins, who built an empire ranging from five-star restaurants in the Midwest to burger and pizza franchises dotting the East Coast, appears to be heading toward a long stretch in federal prison.
Hawkins is well versed in using scripted character animation and game development routines: his expertise translates to technical discussions which explain how to translate programming techniques into effective games.