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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.
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sparrowhawk

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

[ˈspærəʊhɔːk] Ngavilán m
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sparrowhawk

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

[ˈspærəʊˌhɔːk] nsparviero
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"Luck be blowed!" broke out the long mate, Sparrowhawk, his face shining with admiration.
"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."
"We'd all been pretty well on native kai-kai, as it was," said Sparrowhawk.
"'That little wash of sea won't more than start a sheet or two of copper,' says she, when Munster kicked," Sparrowhawk explained.
Sparrowhawk's sun-reddened face flamed redder, though he tried to pass the situation off by divers laughings and chucklings and face- twistings.
"'Nobody asked you to go ashore,' says she, quick as lightning," Sparrowhawk grinned.
"'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.
"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.
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.