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goshawk


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Goshawk  \Gos"hawk`\,  n.  [AS.  g?shafuc,  lit.,  goosehawk  or  Icel. 
  g[=a]shaukr.  See  {Goose},  and  {Hawk}  the  bird.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  Any  large  hawk  of  the  genus  {Astur},  of  which  many  species 
  and  varieties  are  known  The  European  ({Astur  palumbarius}) 
  and  the  American  ({A.  atricapillus})  are  the  best  known 
  species.  They  are  noted  for  their  powerful  flight,  activity, 
  and  courage.  The  Australian  goshawk  ({A. 
  Nov[ae]-Hollandi[ae]})  is  pure  white. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  goshawk 
  n  :  large  hawk  of  Eurasia  and  North  America  used  in  falconry 
  [syn:  {Accipiter  gentilis}] 




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