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 for Duck hawk
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Peregrine \Per"e*grine\ (p[e^]r"[-e]*gr[i^]n; 277), a. [L.
     peregrinus. See Pilgrim.]
     Foreign; not native; extrinsic or from without; exotic.
     [Spelt also pelegrine.] "Peregrine and preternatural heat."
     --Bacon.
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     Peregrine falcon (Zool.), a courageous and swift falcon
        ({Falco peregrinus), remarkable for its wide distribution
        over all the continents. The adult plumage is dark bluish
        ash on the back, nearly black on the head and cheeks,
        white beneath, barred with black below the throat. Called
        also peregrine hawk, duck hawk, game hawk, and
        great-footed hawk.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Duck \Duck\, n. [OE. duke, doke. See Duck, v. t. ]
     1. (Zool.) Any bird of the subfamily Anatin[ae], family
        Anatid[ae].
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     Note: The genera and species are numerous. They are divided
           into river ducks and sea ducks. Among the former
           are the common domestic duck ({Anas boschas); the wood
           duck ({Aix sponsa); the beautiful mandarin duck of
           China ({Dendronessa galeriliculata); the Muscovy duck,
           originally of South America ({Cairina moschata). Among
           the sea ducks are the eider, canvasback, scoter, etc.
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     2. A sudden inclination of the bead or dropping of the
        person, resembling the motion of a duck in water.
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              Here be, without duck or nod,
              Other trippings to be trod.           --Milton.
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     Bombay duck (Zool.), a fish. See Bummalo.
  
     Buffel duck, Spirit duck. See Buffel duck.
  
     Duck ant (Zool.), a species of white ant in Jamaica which
        builds large nests in trees.
  
     Duck barnacle. (Zool.) See Goose barnacle.
  
     Duck hawk. (Zool.)
        (a) In the United States: The peregrine falcon.
        (b) In England: The marsh harrier or moor buzzard.
  
     Duck mole (Zool.), a small aquatic mammal of Australia,
        having webbed feet and a bill resembling that of a duck
        ({Ornithorhynchus anatinus). It belongs the subclass
        Monotremata and is remarkable for laying eggs like a bird
        or reptile; -- called also duckbill, platypus,
        mallangong, mullingong, tambreet, and water mole.
        
  
     To make ducks and drakes, to throw a flat stone obliquely,
        so as to make it rebound repeatedly from the surface of
        the water, raising a succession of jets; hence:
  
     To play at ducks and drakes, with property, to throw it
        away heedlessly or squander it foolishly and unprofitably.
        
  
     Lame duck. See under Lame.
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