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Resembling that of a falcon or hawk, especially in respect of sight or temperament; sharp-eyed, hawklike.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Thomas Carlyle (1795–1881), author, biographer, and historian. From classical Latin accipitr-, accipiter accipiter + -al. Compare scientific Latin accipitralis.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.