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Nighthawk   Listen
nighthawk  n.  
A person who likes to be active late at night; a night owl.
Synonyms: night owl, nightbird.
(Zool.) Any of several mainly nocturnal North American goatsuckers, especially Chordeiles minor, or the related European goatsucker Caprimulgus europaeus, also called the nightjar.
Synonyms: bullbat, mosquito hawk.

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"Nighthawk" Quotes from Famous Books

... continued, with a glance around, to make sure that his audience was attentive, "again, here a curious thing, ladies and gentlemen. The Nighthawk shell, not common in any part of the world. The two halves held together of this manner, behold the nighthawk, as he flies through ...
— Nautilus • Laura E. Richards

Words linked to "Nighthawk" :   goatsucker, caprimulgid, bullbat, individualist, nightbird, genus Chordeiles

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