Examples of buzzard in a Sentence
the real estate buzzards were really putting pressure on the one homeowner who was still refusing to sell
that crotchety old man can be a real buzzard when he's in a bad mood—which is usually the case
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The company is trying to replicate what buzzards, falcons, hawks and other birds can do naturally: locate moving warm pockets of air called thermals and glide.
They were told to watch for circling buzzards and to check foul-smelling trash cans.
So the family's buzzard-ish instinct for economic and social carrion remains pretty sharp.
Other considerations could be the blue jay or the buzzard.
And, naturally, there are lesser parasites dining on what the buzzard leaves behind.
And young Jared has a buzzard's eye for the latter.
But others, like the huge, reticent king buzzard and spectacled owl, are rare, exotic hunters that Minnesotans never see.
There follow chapters about somewhat less likely things, like the fate of someone raised by buzzards.
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In Britain, the word buzzard refers chiefly to several birds of prey of the hawk genus Buteo. In North America, a buzzard is any of various New World vultures, especially the turkey vulture. In Australia, a large hawk of the genus Hamirostra is called a black-breasted buzzard. Buteos, also called buzzard hawks, can usually be distinguished when soaring by their broad wings and expansive rounded tail. The plumage of most species is dark brown above and white or mottled brown below; the tail and underside of the wings are usually barred. Buteos customarily prey on insects, small mammals, and occasionally birds. They nest in trees or on cliffs. Species range over much of the New World, Eurasia, and Africa. The red-tailed hawk, the most common North American buteo, is about 2 ft (60 cm) long.
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