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hawk 1

1. Any of various birds of prey, especially of the genera Accipiter and Buteo in the family Accipitridae, characteristically having a short hooked bill and strong claws used for seizing.
2. Any of various similar birds of prey.
3. A person who preys on others; a shark.
a. One who demonstrates an actively aggressive or combative attitude, as in an argument.
b. A person who favors military force or action in order to carry out foreign policy.
intr.v. hawked, hawk·ing, hawks
1. To hunt with trained hawks.
2. To swoop and strike in the manner of a hawk: "It was fun to watch the scattered snail kites ... lifting and falling in the wind as they hawked across the shining grass and water" (Peter Matthiessen).

[Middle English hauk, from Old English hafoc; see kap- in Indo-European roots.]

hawk′ish adj.
hawk′ish·ly adv.
hawk′ish·ness n.

hawk 2

v. hawked, hawk·ing, hawks
To peddle goods aggressively, especially by calling out.
To peddle (goods) aggressively, especially by calling out.

[Middle English hauken, back-formation from hauker; see hawker.]

hawk 3

v. hawked, hawk·ing, hawks
To clear or attempt to clear the throat by or as if by coughing up phlegm.
To clear the throat of (phlegm).
An audible effort to clear the throat by expelling phlegm.



 (hô′kĭng), Stephen William Born 1942.
British theoretical physicist noted for his research on black holes and the origin of the universe. His works include A Brief History of Time (1988).
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(Falconry) another name for falconry


(Biography) Stephen William. Born 1942, British physicist. Stricken with a progressive nervous disease since the 1960s, he has nevertheless been a leader in cosmological theory. His publications intended for a wide audience include A Brief History of Time (1987) and The Grand Design (2010)
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(ˈhɔ kɪŋ)

the sport of hunting with hawks or other birds of prey; falconry.


(ˈhɔ kɪŋ)
Stephen William, born 1942, English physicist and cosmologist.
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Noun1.Hawking - English theoretical physicist (born in 1942)
2.hawking - the act of selling goods for a livinghawking - the act of selling goods for a living
marketing, merchandising, selling - the exchange of goods for an agreed sum of money
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n(Falken)beize f, → Falkenjagd f
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It so happened that the next day towards sunset, on coming out of a wood, Don Quixote cast his eyes over a green meadow, and at the far end of it observed some people, and as he drew nearer saw that it was a hawking party.
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Former US President Barack Obama has paid tribute to Professor Stephen Hawking - who he once awarded America's highest civilian honour.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has mourned renown physicist Steven Hawking and hopes his distinguished work will inspire Kenyans.
Summary: Hawking passed away due to complications due to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a progressive neurodegenerative disease, according to a report by The Huffington Post.
Revolutionary scientist, physicist and author Stephen Hawking, who spent most of his lifetime chained to a wheelchair because of a degenerative neuromuscular disease, died at the age of 76 in the early hours of Wednesday in Cambridge, England, a spokesman for his family confirmed.
WASHINGTON (CyHAN)- Stephen Hawking, one of the famous cosmologists.

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