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haggard

1. (of a hawk) having reached maturity in the wild before being caught
2. Falconry a hawk that has reached maturity before being caught

Haggard

Sir (Henry) Rider. 1856--1925, British author of romantic adventure stories, including King Solomon's Mines (1885)
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Let no man,' he cried, looking haggardly about, 'fail to preserve at least that little of the times of his prosperity and respect.
In our land, Lady Justice has been replaced by a haggardly, old, senile gentleman with ambition surpassing Nietzsche's ubermensch.
A companion to his Magdalen of 2003--a similarly wrenched and flayed treaded form fashioned from black foam, paper, rubber, and wire, which nodded toward Donatello's haggardly expressive wooden figure of the penitent follower of Jesus--Laocoon needed no additional expository assistance to amplify its native power or meaning.