hawking hawking  /ˈhɔ kɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) English theoretical physicist (born in 1942)
  2. (n) the act of selling goods for a living

Usage(s):

  1. Not a day goes by without one of them hogging airtime on a TV variety show, hawking breast-enhancing vitamins in commercials or eclipsing dimmer stars on the gossip pages.
  2. Thousands of copies have crossed the Atlantic: two entrepreneurs were spotted hawking copies of the book for $158 beneath a statue of Winston Churchill, across from Parliament.
  3. They piled out, clubbed a woman who had been hawking cigarets.

News

  1. Eric Bledsoe's Offseason To-Do List for Maximizing Potential Next Season

    After making the jump from the NBA ’s best-kept secret to the intriguing engine on the Los Angeles Clippers’  "A Tribe Called Bench," young guard Eric Bledsoe has some tough offseason work to do in order to maximize his potential heading into next season.   Bledsoe made a name for himself last year as a change-of-pace guard to maestro Chris Paul and a ball-hawking perimeter defender. The guard’s ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  2. Ozz the great and powerless: Black Sabbath brings back despair

    I may simply be reading too much into things again, but part of me thinks it wasn’t a coincidence that I noticed Jenny Lawson is hawking mental-health ribbons on the very same day I heard the Black Sabbath reunion album. Lawson, the self-christened Bloggess and author of the screamingly funny Let’s Pretend This Never Happened, is also a crusader against the misunderstanding that surrounds ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Orlando Weekly

  3. Comic Superheroes Rack Up Endorsements

    Households in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco were in for a surprise this past week when they opened their newspapers to find a comic book with their favorite superhero hawking men’s skin care products. While the connection between Marvel’s Captain America and Kiehl’s...        
    on June 8, 2013     Source: ABC News

Quotes

  1. "The key thing here is that weightless and personal spaceflight is something available to everyone, even someone like Prof. Hawking," Diamandis told The Associated Press. "This something that almost everyone can now experience."
    on Mar 1, 2007 By: Peter Diamandis Source: Forbes

  2. Dowd wrote: "Wilson's shocking disrespect for the office of the president - no Democrat ever shouted 'liar' at W. when he was hawking a fake case for war in Iraq - convinced me: Some people just can't believe a black man is president and will never...
    on Sep 13, 2009 By: Maureen Dowd Source: Raw Story

  3. Sellers said in a statement: "Stephen Hawking is a definitive hero to all of us involved in exploring the Cosmos. His contribution to science is unique and he serves as a continuous inspiration to every thinking person. It was an honour for the crew...
    on Aug 23, 2006 By: Piers Sellers Source: Register

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