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Hawk vs. Hork

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Hawknoun

A diurnal predatory bird of the family Accipitridae, smaller than an eagle.

‘It is illegal to hunt hawks or other raptors in many parts of the world.’;

Horkverb

To foul up; to be occupied with difficulty, tangle, or unpleasantness; to be broken.

‘I downloaded the program, but something is horked and it won't load.’;

Hawknoun

Any diurnal predatory terrestrial bird of similar size and and appearance to the accipitrid hawks, such as a falcon

Horkverb

To steal, especially petty theft or misnomer in jest.

‘Can I hork that code from you for my project?’;

Hawknoun

(politics) An advocate of aggressive political positions and actions; a warmonger.

Horkverb

(slang) To vomit, cough up.

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Hawknoun

(game theory) An uncooperative or purely-selfish participant in an exchange or game, especially when untrusting, acquisitive or treacherous. Refers specifically to the Prisoner's Dilemma, alias the Hawk-Dove game.

Horkverb

(slang) To throw.

‘Let's go hork pickles at people from the back row of the movie theatre.’;

Hawknoun

A plasterer's tool, made of a flat surface with a handle below, used to hold an amount of plaster prior to application to the wall or ceiling being worked on: a mortarboard.

Horkverb

(slang) To eat hastily or greedily; to gobble.

‘I don't know what got into her, but she horked all those hoagies last night!’;

Hawknoun

A noisy effort to force up phlegm from the throat.

Horkverb

To move.

‘Go hork the kegs from out back.’;

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Hawkverb

(transitive) To hunt with a hawk.

Hawkverb

(intransitive) To make an attack while on the wing; to soar and strike like a hawk.

‘to hawk at flies’;

Hawkverb

(transitive) To sell; to offer for sale by outcry in the street; to carry (merchandise) about from place to place for sale; to peddle.

‘The vendors were hawking their wares from little tables lining either side of the market square.’;

Hawkverb

To cough up something from one's throat.

Hawkverb

To try to cough up something from one's throat; to clear the throat loudly.

‘Grandpa sat on the front porch, hawking and wheezing, as he packed his pipe with cheap tobacco.’;

Hawknoun

One of numerous species and genera of rapacious birds of the family Falconidæ. 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.

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Hawknoun

An effort to force up phlegm from the throat, accompanied with noise.

Hawknoun

A small board, with a handle on the under side, to hold mortar.

Hawkverb

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.’;

Hawkverb

To make an attack while on the wing; to soar and strike like a hawk; - generally with at; as, to hawk at flies.

‘A falcon, towering in her pride of place,Was by a mousing owl hawked at and killed.’;

Hawkverb

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.

Hawkverb

To raise by hawking, as phlegm.

Hawkverb

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.’;

Hawknoun

diurnal bird of prey typically having short rounded wings and a long tail

Hawknoun

an advocate of an aggressive policy on foreign relations

Hawknoun

a square board with a handle underneath; used by masons to hold or carry mortar

Hawkverb

sell or offer for sale from place to place

Hawkverb

hunt with hawks;

‘the Arabs like to hawk in the desert’;

Hawkverb

clear mucus or food from one's throat;

‘he cleared his throat before he started to speak’;

Hawk

Hawks are a group of medium-sized diurnal birds of prey of the family Accipitridae. Hawks are widely distributed and vary greatly in size.

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