Crestless

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Crestless Without a crest or escutcheon; of low birth. "Crestless yeomen."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • crestless Without a crest, in any sense of that word; not dignified with coat-armor; not of an eminent family; of low birth.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Crestless without a crest: not of high birth
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. creste (mod. crête)—L. crista.

Usage

In literature:

Bring with you an iron pick, a crestless helmet, and leathern sandals.
"Salammbo" by Gustave Flaubert
It is crestless; the spot where the crest ought to be is chestnut red.
"Birds of the Indian Hills" by Douglas Dewar
Like the Colosseum, it is the crestless trunk of its former self.
"Ave Roma Immortalis, Vol. 2" by Francis Marion Crawford
They are Australian hard-bill crestless cockatoos.
"In Touch with Nature" by Gordon Stables
They are Australian hard-bill crestless cockatoos.
"In Touch with Nature" by Gordon Stables
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