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(Law) a detective
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a detective.
[1900–05; after Hawkshaw, a detective in the play The Ticket of Leave Man (1863) by Tom Taylor]
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Noun1.hawkshaw - someone who is a detectivehawkshaw - someone who is a detective    
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
detective, police detective, tec, investigator - a police officer who investigates crimes
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DEAN HAWKSHAW admits Airdrie risk being schooled if Chris Johnston gets space today - even if some kids gave his coaching pal the runaround this summer.
The dominant Diamonds did make the breakthrough as Dean Hawkshaw found Dale Carrick, who slipped Roy in for the opener.
FRIENDLY AIRDRIEONIANS 3 COWDENBEATH 0 Cowdenbeath started brightly, but Dean Hawkshaw put the home side in front in 32 minutes.
Leighton McIntosh tapped in after Dean Hawkshaw rounded the keeper 39 minutes in.
US country music singers Patsy Cline, Hawkshaw Hawkins and Cowboy Copas were killed in a plane crash after performing in Kansas.
The iconic bridge, which links Clifton in Bristol to Leigh Woods in North Somerset, was built by William Henry Barlow and John Hawkshaw based on the earlier designs of Brunel.
In a PhD project, Dr Nathan Hawkshaw and colleagues investigated new ways to promote human hair growth.
The discovery, still to be tested in clinical trials, could open up a whole new approach to treating hair loss, says lead scientist Dr Nathan Hawkshaw, from the University of Manchester.
Nashville, TN, May 18, 2017 --(PR.com)-- MTS Management Group is happy to announce that, Sponsored by Springer Mountain Farms Chicken, "Country For A Cause," June 5th at The Nashville Palace, will be a night to remember, as host, Lulu Roman welcomes headliner, Ty Herndon, Kelly Lang, Jody Miller, Highway 101, Sylvia, Baillie & The Boys, Ronnie McDowell, Dave Gibson, Doug Supernaw, Margie Singleton, Melissa Luman, Hawkshaw Hawkins Jr., Ava Barber, Tim Atwood, Tennessee Mafia Jug Band, Victoria Hallman, and many more to the stage.
Sataloff, who is a laryngologist and singer, is familiar to Journal of Singing readers as Associate Editor of the column "Care of the Professional Voice." His coauthors are three voice care professionals, also frequently encountered in the pages of this periodical: Mary Hawkshaw, a registered nurse who is on faculty in Otolaryngology at Drexel University; Jaime Eaglin Moore, otolaryngologist, laryngologist, and faculty member at Virginia Commonwealth University; and Amy Rutt, who holds the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and serves on the faculty of Drexel University.