Crow-bill

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Crow-bill (surg.) a kind of forceps for extracting bullets, &c., from wounds
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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:

The dug-like processus, like a The pleura, like a crow's bill.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete." by Francois Rabelais
The crow picked up one in his bill and let it fall into the pitcher.
"Fifty Fabulous Fables" by Lida Brown McMurry
Maloney, Bill Lewis, Martin Gallagher, Woolley Kearney, Yankee Sullivan the pugilist, and John Crowe.
"The Vigilance Committee of '56" by James O'Meara
Hooty saw him, but instead of flying away, he snapped his bill just as he had at the Crows and hissed.
"Blacky the Crow" by Thornton W. Burgess
The dug-like processus, like a The pleura, like a crow's bill.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Book IV." by Francois Rabelais
Uncle Bill would crow over her playing just as he did over her bareback riding.
"Ruth Fielding on Cliff Island" by Alice Emerson
Red-billed crow, chakor, yellow wagtail, Fringilla, Muscicapa in flocks, feeding in the fields, and from trees on insects.
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
It was a beautiful specimen of the feathered tribe, with a bill like a crow.
"Nick Baba's Last Drink and Other Sketches" by George P. Goff
The star Al Chiba is in the Crow's bill.
"A Field Book of the Stars" by William Tyler Olcott
Then Crow took some dust in his bill.
"Myths and Legends of the Great Plains" by Unknown
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In news:

The Milk Carton Kids come to Birmingham on August 23 at the Alabama Theatre, opening a bill that also includes The Lumineers and Old Crow Medicine Show.
Chuck Crow/The Plain Dealer If Josh Cribbs seemed to be too seldom seen in the Browns offense on Sunday, you're not the only one who thought so, according to Bill Livingston.
Parenthetical Girls, Neal Morgan, Rocky & The Proms, Prescription Pills, The Crow, Golden Spun, Ultimate Woman, DJ Bill Portland.
From left, Bill Crow, Gerry Mulligan and Bob Brookmeyer, on the valve trombone, in about 1957.
Florida Sen Bill Nelson is crowing today about Florida picking up a component of International Space Station management, and I'm not quite sure what to make of it.
Crowe's claim that Senate Bill 217 "has no effect on schools, charter schools or students" is revisionist history.
A former Auckland shock jock has written a movie about the comedian Bill Hicks, to be directed by his old schoolmate Russell Crowe, the Oscar-winning actor.
Russell Crowe to Play Bill Hicks.
Chuck Crow/The Plain Dealer The Indians' Bill Selby, rounding first base, celebrates after hitting a grand slam off Mariano Rivera to beat the Yankees in the bottom of the ninth, 10-7, at Jacobs Field in July of 2002.
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