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Crow-flower

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Crow-flower (Shak.) perhaps the same as Crow′foot, a common weed, the flower of which is like a crow's foot, the buttercup: crow's-foot: a number of lines rove through a long wooden block, supporting the backbone of an awning horizontally
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. crawe, a crow, crawan, to cry like a cock; imit.

Usage

In literature:

There the water-flower was the lily; the crow-foot here.
"Tess of the d'Urbervilles" by Thomas Hardy
In these gardens lived two crows who sang sweet songs, and did nothing but fly about among the flowers and trees.
"Filipino Popular Tales" by Dean S. Fansler
And here are daisies, and cowslips, and crow-flowers.
"Harry's Ladder to Learning" by Anonymous
But when the first cock crowed he had slipped out of the ward to water his flowers.
"The German Classics, v. 20" by Various
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In poetry:

My footpath left the pleasant farms and lanes,
Soft cottage-smoke, straight cocks a-crow, gay flowers;
Beyond the wheel-ruts of the wains,
Across a heath I walked for hours,
And met its rival tenants, rays and rains.
"The Orchard And The Heath" by George Meredith

In news:

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to CROW, Post Office Box 150, Sanibel, 33957 in memory of Theresa Fluhr.
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