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fish-hawk (plural fish-hawks)

  1. Alternative form of fishhawk
    • 1887, Harriet W. Daly, Digging, Squatting, and Pioneering Life in the Northern Territory of South Australia, page 331:
      For a real delicacy, commend me to a good old fish-hawk. The flesh is as black as a sloe, and it is first-rate exercise for the jaws.
    • 1987, John Joseph Craven, Jefferson Davis, Edward K. Eckert, "Fiction Distorting Fact": The Prison Life, →ISBN:
      Mr. Davis said he had been much interested all the morning watching from the grated embrasure, near which his bed lay, the free flight of fish-hawks, so plentiful during the summer in Hampton Roads, and some of which still lingered.
    • 2014, Henry Youle Hind, Narrative of the Canadian Red River Exploring Expedition of 1857, →ISBN:
      Eagles and fish-hawks were the only birds visible in this part of the Winnipeg, the other species of the feathered tribe being in the rice-fields.