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  10  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Singing  \Sing"ing\, 
  a.  &  n.  from  {Sing},  v. 
 
  {Singing  bird}.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  Popularly,  any  bird  that  sings;  a  song  bird. 
  b  Specifically,  any  one  of  the  Oscines. 
 
  {Singing  book},  a  book  containing  music  for  singing;  a  book 
  of  tunes. 
 
  {Singing  falcon}  or  {hawk}.  (Zo["o]l.)  See  {Chanting  falcon}, 
  under  {Chanting}. 
 
  {Singing  fish}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  California  toadfish  ({Porichthys 
  porosissimus}). 
 
  {Singing  flame}  (Acoustics),  a  flame,  as  of  hydrogen  or  coal 
  gas,  burning  within  a  tube  and  so  adjusted  as  to  set  the 
  air  within  the  tube  in  vibration,  causing  sound.  The 
  apparatus  is  called  also  {chemical  harmonicon}. 
 
  {Singing  master},  a  man  who  teaches  vocal  music. 
 
  {Singing  school},  a  school  in  which  persons  are  instructed  in 
  singing. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hawk  \Hawk\,  n.  [OE.  hauk  (prob.  fr  Icel.),  havek,  AS  hafoc, 
  heafoc  akin  to  D.  havik,  OHG.  habuh  G.  habicht  Icel. 
  haukr  Sw  h["o]k,  Dan.  h["o]g,  prob.  from  the  root  of  E. 
  heave.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  One  of  numerous  species  and  genera  of  rapacious  birds  of  the 
  family  {Falconid[ae]}.  They  differ  from  the  true  falcons  in 
  lacking  the  prominent  tooth  and  notch  of  the  bill,  and  in 
  having  shorter  and  less  pointed  wings.  Many  are  of  large  size 
  and  grade  into  the  eagles.  Some  as  the  goshawk,  were 
  formerly  trained  like  falcons.  In  a  more  general  sense  the 
  word  is  not  infrequently  applied,  also  to  true  falcons,  as 
  the  sparrow  hawk,  pigeon  hawk,  duck  hawk,  and  prairie  hawk. 
 
  Note:  Among  the  common  American  species  are  the  red-tailed 
  hawk  ({Buteo  borealis});  the  red-shouldered  ({B. 
  lineatus});  the  broad-winged  ({B.  Pennsylvanicus});  the 
  rough-legged  ({Archibuteo  lagopus});  the  sharp-shinned 
  {Accipiter  fuscus}).  See  {Fishhawk},  {Goshawk},  {Marsh 
  hawk},  under  {Marsh},  {Night  hawk},  under  {Night}. 
 
  {Bee  hawk}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  honey  buzzard. 
 
  {Eagle  hawk}.  See  under  {Eagle}. 
 
  {Hawk  eagle}  (Zo["o]l.),  an  Asiatic  bird  of  the  genus 
  {Spiz[ae]tus},  or  {Limn[ae]tus},  intermediate  between  the 
  hawks  and  eagles.  There  are  several  species. 
 
  {Hawk  fly}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  voracious  fly  of  the  family 
  {Asilid[ae]}.  See  {Hornet  fly},  under  {Hornet}. 
 
  {Hawk  moth}.  (Zo["o]l.)  See  {Hawk  moth},  in  the  Vocabulary. 
 
 
  {Hawk  owl}.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  A  northern  owl  ({Surnia  ulula})  of  Europe  and  America.  It 
  flies  by  day  and  in  some  respects  resembles  the  hawks. 
  b  An  owl  of  India  ({Ninox  scutellatus}). 
 
  {Hawk's  bill}  (Horology),  the  pawl  for  the  rack,  in  the 
  striking  mechanism  of  a  clock. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hawk  \Hawk\,  n.  (Masonry) 
  A  small  board,  with  a  handle  on  the  under  side  to  hold 
  mortar. 
 
  {Hawk  boy},  an  attendant  on  a  plasterer  to  supply  him  with 
  mortar. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hawk  \Hawk\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Hawked};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Hawking}.] 
  1.  To  catch,  or  attempt  to  catch,  birds  by  means  of  hawks 
  trained  for  the  purpose,  and  let  loose  on  the  prey;  to 
  practice  falconry. 
 
  A  falconer  Henry  is  when  Emma  hawks.  --Prior. 
 
  2.  To  make  an  attack  while  on  the  wing;  to  soar  and  strike 
  like  a  hawk;  --  generally  with  at  as  to  hawk  at  flies. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  A  falcon,  towering  in  her  pride  of  place  Was  by  a 
  mousing  owl  hawked  at  and  killed.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hawk  \Hawk\,  v.  i.  [W.  hochi.] 
  To  clear  the  throat  with  an  audible  sound  by  forcing  an 
  expiratory  current  of  air  through  the  narrow  passage  between 
  the  depressed  soft  palate  and  the  root  of  the  tongue,  thus 
  aiding  in  the  removal  of  foreign  substances. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hawk  \Hawk\,  v.  t. 
  To  raise  by  hawking,  as  phlegm. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hawk  \Hawk\,  n.  [W.  hoch.] 
  An  effort  to  force  up  phlegm  from  the  throat,  accompanied 
  with  noise. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hawk  \Hawk\,  v.  t.  [Akin  to  D.  hauker  a  hawker,  G.  h["o]ken, 
  h["o]cken,  to  higgle,  to  retail,  h["o]ke,  h["o]ker,  a 
  higgler,  huckster.  See  {Huckster}.] 
  To  offer  for  sale  by  outcry  in  the  street;  to  carry 
  (merchandise)  about  from  place  to  place  for  sale;  to  peddle; 
  as  to  hawk  goods  or  pamphlets. 
 
  His  works  were  hawked  in  every  street.  --Swift. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hawk 
  n  1:  diurnal  bird  of  prey  typically  having  short  rounded  wings 
  and  a  long  tail 
  2:  an  advocate  of  an  aggressive  policy  on  foreign  relations 
  [syn:  {war  hawk}]  [ant:  {dove}] 
  v  1:  sell  or  offer  for  sale  from  place  to  place  [syn:  {peddle},  {monger}, 
  {huckster},  {vend},  {pitch}] 
  2:  hunt  with  hawks 
  3:  clear  the  throat,  as  of  phlegm  [syn:  {hawk  and  spit}] 
  4:  clear  mucus  or  food  from  one's  throat;  "he  cleared  his 
  throat  before  he  started  to  speak"  [syn:  {clear  the  throat}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Hawk 
  (Heb.  netz,  a  word  expressive  of  strong  and  rapid  flight,  and 
  hence  appropriate  to  the  hawk).  It  is  an  unclean  bird  (Lev. 
  11:16;  Deut.  14:15).  It  is  common  in  Syria  and  surrounding 
  countries.  The  Hebrew  word  includes  various  species  of 
  Falconidae,  with  special  reference  perhaps  to  the  kestrel  (Falco 
  tinnunculus),  the  hobby  (Hypotriorchis  subbuteo),  and  the  lesser 
  kestrel  (Tin,  Cenchris).  The  kestrel  remains  all  the  year  in 
  Palestine,  but  some  ten  or  twelve  other  species  are  all  migrants 
  from  the  south.  Of  those  summer  visitors  to  Palestine  special 
  mention  may  be  made  of  the  Falco  sacer  and  the  Falco  lanarius 
  (See  NIGHT-{HAWK}.) 
 




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