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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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Beauty can turn to haggardness in an instant; love to brutality; magic to deceit.
"Kate stood in front of the long mirror looking at the slim decorative woman--the haggardness of her face had as it were been absorbed by the over-all impression of an amenable attractiveness--and flung off the dress, put on one of those that folded and sagged, shook her hair out, and walked out into the evening" (205).
He looks at it critically and ignores the haggardness that has come into her face overnight, looks past the fear that has never before been in her eyes.