• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Crescentic krĕs*sĕn"tĭk Crescent-shaped. "Crescentic lobes."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The Red Cross is called the Red Crescent in Arab countries
    • crescentic Having the form of a crescent.
    • crescentic In geology, noting certain crescentiform marks or ‘gouges’ attributed to the action of glacial ice. They are thought to be due to localized pressure, as in the process of gouging, and are therefore sometimes called crescentic gouges. G. K. Gilbert, in Science, Dec. 23, 1904, p. 894.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Crescentic formed like a crescent
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. crescens, crescent-is, pr.p. of crescĕre, to grow.


In literature:

I saw Venus, as we dropped upon it, first as a tremendous lovely crescent of silver beneath us.
"Tarrano the Conqueror" by Raymond King Cummings
Pelham Crescent, behind the station, formerly looked out upon tea-gardens.
"The Kensington District" by Geraldine Edith Mitton
It was a clear, calm night when he left the country residence of the British consul, with a crescent moon to light him on his way.
"The Pirate City" by R.M. Ballantyne
We will notice that the guard point has entered the crescent 1 1/4deg.
"An Analysis of the Lever Escapement" by H. R. Playtner
McDowell, with a last desperate rally, formed a line of battle, a gleaming, formidable crescent, half hid by a cloud of skirmishers.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
The crescent-shaped Baku Bay, protected as it is by a small island in front of it, affords a safe anchorage for shipping.
"Across Coveted Lands" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
On describing a revolution upon your heels your eye met the other end of the larger crescent plateau to the north-west.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
There was much difference of opinion as to the morals of the Crescent City.
"Four Years in Rebel Capitals" by T. C. DeLeon
Crescentiform: like a lunule or crescent.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
When she saw her pursuers, she spread forth in a crescent form, in which she was seven miles in length.
"Clare Avery" by Emily Sarah Holt
It must have been an awkward thing for Winkle to present himself once more at Mrs. Craddock's in the Crescent.
"Pickwickian Studies" by Percy Fitzgerald
Marmyon, in chief, ermine, 5 fusils in fess, Hebden, a crescent for difference.
"A History of Horncastle from the earliest period to the present time" by James Conway Walter
So the volunteers were landed at Mobile, and hurried on over land to the devoted (or was to be) Crescent city.
"The Humors of Falconbridge" by Jonathan F. Kelley
Men began to pack thickly around the gambler's crescent table, craning over shoulders to see what was going on.
"Claim Number One" by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
March 6th, 1874 ... 19, Warwick Crescent.
"The Brownings" by Lilian Whiting
But when it was decided that Lucy was to go to Kingsbury Crescent the difference was very great.
"Ayala's Angel" by Anthony Trollope
Under the shelter of these lay a fleet of sixteen ships drawn up in crescent order.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 1" by Various
Two thousand with two hundred crescent line Will the full breadth of Horse-Shoe Fall define.
"Alida" by Amelia Stratton Comfield
The Crescent was strangely silent.
"Sinister Street, vol. 2" by Compton Mackenzie
Development of these crescents is variable but in all the specimens the crescents are confined to the anterior half of the body.
"Occurrence of the Garter Snake, Thamnophis sirtalis, in the Great Plains and Rocky Mountains" by Henry S. Fitch

In poetry:

And throned upon the crescent moon
The Virginal white Queen of Grace,—
Mary! could I but see thy face
Death could not come at all too soon.
"San Miniato" by Oscar Wilde
The crown majestic Juno wore;
And Cynthia's brow the crescent bore;
An helmet mark'd Minerva's mien;
But smiles distinguish'd Beauty's queen.
"The Attribute of Venus" by William Shenstone
In my youth, when the crescent was too wan
To embarrass with beams from above,
By the aid of some local Don Juan
I fell into the habit of love.
"The Little Old Lady In Lavender Silk" by Dorothy Parker
To Bath they went to Lansdowne Crescent,
Where good Sir John he did provide
No end of teas and balls incessant,
And hosses both to drive and ride.
"The Knight And The Lady" by William Makepeace Thackeray
How we dreamed of a green peace.
And a white crescent.
And a blue sea.
And spread sails…
And all of a sudden we found ourselves
In a dung heap!!..
"The Hasteners" by Nizar Qabbani
Dash with fire the flakes of Morn.
Drowse sultry dim the palpitating Noon.
What lucid beauty tips her virgin horn;
Touch sweet of hope yon crescent Moon!
"The Young Physician" by Thomas Aird

In news:

Alba Maria Bolcioni passed away at home in Crescent City, surrounded by family, on Sept 15, 2012.
Photos by Alaina Carnahan/The Crescent-News, Defiance, Ohio.
Photo by Alaina Carnahan/The Crescent-News, Defiance, Ohio.
Bernice Wilson, 90, receiving dialysis treatment at Crescent Heights Dialysis Center, operated in Los Angeles by DaVita, a large dialysis chain.
At the general election that year, even as the rest of the country swung to the left, a crescent of counties astride the Appalachian range, from south-western Pennsylvania to north-eastern Mississippi, moved in the opposite direction.
On Tuesday evening, the thin crescent is left of Saturn, and on Wednesday evening it is just left of Mars.
On November 20, 2008, the world welcomed the Atlantis , rising on the crescent of the newest member of the world's most exclusive icons club, Palm Island in Dubai.
Nine-year-old John Brian Brice of Crescent Beach was honored Oct 26 as one of two Junior Volunteers of the Year at the 2012 Audubon Assembly in Sarasota, selected for his work with the Least Tern and other shore birds.
A cable shovel dumps gold ore into a truck in Crescent Valley in September 2001.
Southern Crescent residents urged to prepare for bad weather .
Kim Nykanen of Claremont was one of the 10 winners of last year's Los Angeles Times Holiday Cookie Bake -Off with Ronnie's raspberry crescents.
Renee Manning said he was in his condominium in Building 9 of Crescent View Drive when he heard someone yelling.
A view of Crescent Park's finest Palo Alto Stanford Heritage (PAST)'s holiday home tour shows off lovingly restored homes.
Crescent City Connection toll vote combines democracy and geography: Richard Campanella.
Crescent City building 'tsunami-resistant' port.

In science:

Since the remnant regions occupied by the Ne crescents are not overly confused by overlapping Doppler structures (Lawrence et al. 1995), the large ratio differences represent real abundance variations.
Spitzer Spectral Mapping of Supernova Remnant Cassiopeia A
The symmetric neon crescents lie nearly perfectly along this kick direction.
Spitzer Spectral Mapping of Supernova Remnant Cassiopeia A
Of obvious interest is the total emitting mass of neon in the crescents.
Spitzer Spectral Mapping of Supernova Remnant Cassiopeia A
Isolating the regions of elevated [Ne ii]/[Ar ii] using polygonal apertures, we obtain the integrated fluxes for the crescents indicated in Table 2.
Spitzer Spectral Mapping of Supernova Remnant Cassiopeia A
Fig. 8.— Composite image of [Ar iii] (blue), [S iv] (green), and [Ne ii] (red), showing two pronounced neon-rich crescent-shaped regions to the N and S (square root scaling).
Spitzer Spectral Mapping of Supernova Remnant Cassiopeia A
The [Ne iii] line is also relatively strong in each crescent region, but [Ne v] is very faint and not seen in the Southern crescent.
Spitzer Spectral Mapping of Supernova Remnant Cassiopeia A
The [Ne v]/[Ne ii] ratio in the Northern crescent is (cid:38) 8× that of the Southern region, although the velocity difference between the two lines at that position is (cid:38) 1000 km/s, suggesting that the increased line of sight confusion in the Northern cap may play a role in this discrepancy.
Spitzer Spectral Mapping of Supernova Remnant Cassiopeia A
The relative abundance increases from nNe/nAr=2.7 averaged over the full remnant to nNe/nAr=26 on the S crescent region.
Spitzer Spectral Mapping of Supernova Remnant Cassiopeia A
Young et al. 2006), the momentum impulse imparted by the kick to the neutron star is then (cid:38) 1000× larger than that of either neon crescent.
Spitzer Spectral Mapping of Supernova Remnant Cassiopeia A
We see from these panels that the fast shock expands sidewards and backwards simultaneously as it propagates forward, and forms a crescent feature around the flux rope.
Numerical Experiments of Wave-Like Phenomena Caused by the Disruption of an Unstable Magnetic Configuration
The plane in the middle located at ρ = 1.67 × 10−12 g cm−3 indicates the background density, in addition, the highest peak (i.e., the high mass density) represents the flux rope, the crescent feature represents the fast mode shock, and the area that the density is below the background illustrates the dimming.
Numerical Experiments of Wave-Like Phenomena Caused by the Disruption of an Unstable Magnetic Configuration
We see from the snapshots in Figure 13 the fast mode shock forming in front of the flux rope, expanding sideward and backward , and producing a crescent structure around the flux rope.
Numerical Experiments of Wave-Like Phenomena Caused by the Disruption of an Unstable Magnetic Configuration
With ACIS–I, Venus was clearly detected as a half–lit crescent, exhibiting considerable brightening on the sunward limb (Fig. 15); the LETG/ACIS–S data showed that the spectrum was dominated by O– Kα and C–Kα emission (Fig. 16), and both instruments indicated temporal variability of the X-ray flux.
X-rays from solar system objects
The two bright crescents symmetric to the center are images in the line of the O-Kα fluorescent emission, while the elongated enhancement at left is at the position of the C-Kα fluorescent emission line.
X-rays from solar system objects
Visually, a uniform domain is one where any pair of points x and y have a crescent shape1 of bounded eccentricity contained in Ω whose corners are x and y .
Bounded Mean Oscillation and the Uniqueness of Active Scalar Equations