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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Hawk-bell a small bell attached to a hawk's leg
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hafoc; Dut. havik, Ger. habicht, Ice. haukr.


In literature:

Lucullus, a maker of rattles and hawks'-bells.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete." by Francois Rabelais
A basket stood at hand filled with pieces of colored cloth, beads, caps, hawk bells, fishhooks, toys of sorts.
"1492" by Mary Johnston
The villagers were not altogether unfriendly, although they were shy at first; but red caps and hawks' bells had their usual effect.
"Christopher Columbus, Complete" by Filson Young
Lucullus, a maker of rattles and hawks'-bells.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Book II." by Francois Rabelais
They likewise exchanged some gold for pins, and what they most valued they gave for beads, or hawks-bells.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. III" by Robert Kerr
The Spaniards gave this cacique beads, hawk-bells, and other such trinkets, and continued their march.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. 5" by Robert Kerr
It appeared that they had a great deal of it: but they gave it all for hawks' bells and he did not take it.
"The Northmen, Columbus and Cabot, 985-1503" by Various
Weasels sometimes fall a prey to hawks; and I transcribe the following account from the pages of Mr. Bell.
"Anecdotes of the Habits and Instinct of Animals" by R. Lee
These were soothed by binding hawks' bells and trinkets round their arms.
"Notable Voyagers" by W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith
Somewhere above them in the bell chamber another and a lighter gun was in full blast, and Dennis made a quick sign to Harry Hawke.
"With Haig on the Somme" by D. H. Parry
They suffer another defeat at the hand of Admiral Hawke at Belle-Isle.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, v. 13" by Various
The form best known is the hawk bell, or common sleighbell of the North.
"Ancient art of the province of Chiriqui, Colombia" by William Henry Holmes
The falconer of war had unhooded his new brood of hawks and they mounted up, free of bells and jesses.
"Aces Up" by Covington Clarke
In these hawks a bell is sometimes fastened to the tail.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 2" by Various
All these articles were ornamented with fine cut glass beads, porcupine quills, and hawk's bells, that tinkled at every step.
"Eleven Years in the Rocky Mountains and Life on the Frontier" by Frances Fuller Victor

In poetry:

His henchman sing, his hawk-bells ring,
His belted jewels shine;
O Keith of Ravelston,
The sorrows of thy line!
"Keith Of Ravelston" by Sydney Thompson Dobell
His henchmen sing, his hawk-bells ring,
His belted jewels shine!
Oh, Keith of Ravelston,
The sorrows of thy line!
"A Nuptial Eve" by Sydney Thompson Dobell
What did I say?—-that a small bird sings
All day long, save when a brown pair
Of hawks from the wood float with wide wings
Strained to a bell: 'gainst noon-day glare
You count the streaks and rings.
"By The Fire-Side" by Robert Browning

In news:

A comedy centered around four Midwestern couples (Vince Vaughn and Malin Ackerman, Jon Favreau and Kristin Davis, Jason Bateman and Kristen Bell, Faizon Love and Kali Hawk) who embark on a journey to a tropical island resort.
Jason Bateman, Kristen Bell, Jon Favreau, Vince Vaughn, Kristin Davis, Faizon Love, Malin Akerman and Kali Hawk star in The Olive Garden, err, 'Couples Retreat .
Bell's fine sixth thriller featuring swashbuckling British spy Alex Hawke mixes action and suspense with just the right amount of humor and old-fashioned boys-book adventure.