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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Crowder One who crowds or pushes.
    • n Crowder kroud"ẽr One who plays on a crowd; a fiddler. "Some blind crowder ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n crowder A player on the crowd; a fiddler.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Crowder (obs.) a fiddler
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
W. crwth, a hollow protuberance, a fiddle; Gael., Ir. cruit.


In literature:

That was the evening when the Crowders, living next door, had rushed over in the belief that my woman child was being murdered.
"The Boss of Little Arcady" by Harry Leon Wilson
My relatives were few, they lived in the West, and I never had had a friend whose company was so agreeable to me as that of Mr. Crowder.
"The Vizier of the Two-Horned Alexander" by Frank R. Stockton
Thomas Crowder was a young man of an honest family and of a very good education.
"Lives Of The Most Remarkable Criminals Who have been Condemned and Executed for Murder, the Highway, Housebreaking, Street Robberies, Coining or other offences" by Arthur L. Hayward
The pamphlet is anonymous, but is ascribed in the catalogue to Colonel Crowder.
"The Tatler, Volume 1, 1899" by George A. Aitken
Neither spoke of her idyll turned to a crowder's song.
"Sir Mortimer" by Mary Johnston
Graeme kept out of sight among the other crowders of the quay till the bowler hat came bobbing up the gangway.
"Pearl of Pearl Island" by John Oxenham
Mr. Crowder, Lettie's master, was ill during the war, having a cancer on his left hand.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
I belonged ter ole man William Crowder durin' slavery, Tom Crowder's daddy.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Various
Dear Mrs. Crowder, how do you manage?
"Select Temperance Tracts" by American Tract Society
At the time of the census of 1625 Crowder's Plantation evidently was a small one.
"The First Seventeen Years: Virginia 1607-1624" by Charles E. Hatch
Mike Crowder was severely wounded while we were taking position.
"The Southern Soldier Boy" by James Carson Elliott
It is a part of Provost Marshal General Crowder's report on the first draft.
"Captain Ted" by Louis Pendleton
Why not try Crowder and Son?
"The Master of the Ceremonies" by George Manville Fenn
London: Printed for S. Crowder, .
"A Catalogue of Books in English Later than 1700 (Vol 2 of 3)" by Various
London, printed by John Crowder, for J. Bew .
"A Catalogue of Books in English Later than 1700 (Vol 3 of 3)" by Various
Crowder, F., Brasenose 11 11 3.
"Boating" by W. B. Woodgate
"Surnames as a Science" by Robert Ferguson
After seven days' hard walking, I arrived at Crowder's plantation, on the Mississippi River, near the foot of Island No.
"Four Years A Scout and Spy" by E. C. Downs
She said, 'It is by the likes of us that Crowder and Payne get their living.
"The Great Acceptance" by Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
All the other intellects present were more cultivated than Mr. Crowder's.
"Felix Holt, The Radical" by George Eliot

In poetry:

And, crowders tell, a sword that night
Wrought them an evil turn,
And that the may was not more white
Than those white bones the robin found
Among the roots of fern.
"The Young Friar" by Alfred Noyes

In news:

COVINGTON – Darrell Antonio Crowder was sentenced Friday evening to life plus 35 years for the murder of his estranged wife in Newton County in 2008.
Marquette's Jae Crowder, Darius Johnson-Odom senior leaders.
Jae Crowder finished with 17 points for Marquette.
You'd never know it now by looking at his sculpted body, but Marquette's Jae Crowder used to be pudgy, to put it kindly.
Going into his junior year of high school, Crowder was a 5-foot-11 point guard.
Jae Crowder, Golden Eagles roll over Cougars.
Crowder 's Double-Double Sparks Marquette.
Jae Crowder had 29 points and 12 rebounds to lead Marquette past UConn.
Ronnie and Kim Smith of Lindsay are happy to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Shelbie Smith to Kelly Crowder, the son of Michael and Radeena Crowder of Chickasha.
David Crowder Band, "Give Us Rest or (a requiem mass in c )".
David Crowder Shares Why The Band Broke Up.
David Crowder Band, Cavalera Conspiracy, Mr Gnome, violinist Augustin Hadelich, GrooveWalk and the Wurst Festival Ever.
Jackson Citizen Patriot Photo / Georgia Rhodes David Crowder is leading his band on tour for the last time, with a sold-out show Saturday at Grand Rapids' Orbit Room.
Hillsdale's Ashlee Crowder wins GLIAC volleyball honor for second week in a row.
Ashlee Crowder of Jenison needs to start clearing some shelf space on her trophy wall.

In science:

Horton et al. (5) for instance, studies 2d diffusion on artificial lipid bilayer membranes with avidin as both the crowder and the tracer.
Anomalous subdiffusion due to obstacles : A critical survey
The search can start with the brightest signals and gradually work down to the weakest signals while updating the global solution along the way (Crowder and Cornish 2007, Littenberg 2011).
Gravitational Wave Astronomy: Needle in a Haystack
The second day began on (or near) cosmology, with talks by Zoltan Perjes, Dominic Clancy, Jim Isenberg, Lior Burko, and Donald Marolf; it continued on research relevant to LISA, with Teviet Creighton, Naoki Seto, Daniel Bambeck, Seth Timpano, Louis Rubbo, and Jeff Crowder.
Matters of Gravity, the newsletter of the Topical Group in Gravitation of the American Physical Society
I’d like to thank Keye Martin, Marco Lanzagorta, Johnny Feng, and Tanner Crowder for their help with this idea.
Tests For Complete Positivity of Quantum Channels
Finally, there are plans for possible future improvements of space detectors: Decihertz Interferometric Gravitational-wave Observatory (DECIGO) (Seto, Kawamura, & Nakamura 2001), Advanced Laser Interferometer Antenna (ALIA) and the Big Bang Observer (BBO) (Crowder & Cornish 2005).
Detection Rate Estimates of Gravity-waves Emitted During Parabolic Encounters of Stellar Black Holes in Globular Clusters
This is very similar to the planned sensitivity curve of DECIGO (Seto, Kawamura, & Nakamura 2001, see the more conservative case therein) and is just halfway between ALIA and BBO (Crowder & Cornish 2005, a factor of 3 difference in sensitivity from both).
Detection Rate Estimates of Gravity-waves Emitted During Parabolic Encounters of Stellar Black Holes in Globular Clusters
Mulvey and Crowder used similar techniques, applying older subgradient methods, to solve p-median problems that approximately cluster points in n-dimensional space.
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