crow corn

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n crow corn any of several perennials of the genus Aletris having grasslike leaves and bitter roots reputed to cure colic
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Usage

In literature:

The crows liked Justin's corn better than any other in Edgewood.
"The Old Peabody Pew A Christmas Romance of a Country Church" by Kate Douglas Wiggin
These people smell powder just like crows in a corn-field.
"Yussuf the Guide" by George Manville Fenn
They heard the jay squalling in the corn-field, and the crows gathering in the clan for their annual caucus.
"Black Bruin" by Clarence Hawkes
If Mr. Crow thought anybody but himself liked corn he was sure to be spiteful towards him.
"The Tale of Bobby Bobolink" by Arthur Scott Bailey
An ol' crow came flappin' over us from the corn field beyond the meadow.
"The Holy Cross and Other Tales" by Eugene Field
At this, the crows will plan how and where to plant the corn.
"Stories the Iroquois Tell Their Children" by Mabel Powers
Squirrels brought nuts, crows brought corn, the ants brought sweet things of many kinds.
"The Book of Nature Myths" by Florence Holbrook
De first work I done wuz drappin' tater sprouts, drappin' corn, thinnin' out corn and roundin' up corn an' mindin' the crows out of de field.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Various
Mr. Crow had eaten corn, to be sure.
"The Tale of Master Meadow Mouse" by Arthur Scott Bailey
My Massa is some uh time send we chillun in de field to scare de crow offen de corn.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
You see him before he does you, and he'll swear that he was out after the crows that's bin pullin' up his corn.
"Si Klegg, Book 5 (of 6) The Deacon's Adventures At Chattanooga In Caring For The Boys" by John McElroy
When crows pull up their corn they do not quarrel with Creation.
"Stepsons of Light" by Eugene Manlove Rhodes
That beast can snuff the scent of a corn field or a pasture ground as far as a crow smells gunpowder.
"Horse-Shoe Robinson" by John Pendleton Kennedy
Corn is one of the preferred foods of crows, but little corn was grown in the study area.
"Food of the Crow, Corvus brachyrhynchos Brehm, in South-central Kansas" by Dwight Platt
For instance, he'd do to put in a corn-field to scare away the crows.
"Sharing Her Crime" by May Agnes Fleming
As the crow destroys many cut worms, it is better to feed him with corn than to shoot him.
"Farm Gardening with Hints on Cheap Manuring" by Anonymous
The crows are going to take your corn!
"Letters of Major Jack Downing, of the Downingville Militia" by Seba Smith
He perhaps had his turn with the Indian boys to sit in a little hut on a platform in the field and scare crows away from the newly planted corn.
"The Stronghold" by Miriam Haynie
We also used the slip-knot for birds, especially crows and magpies, which may be attracted to the snares by a bait of fresh meat or corn.
"Indian Scout Talks" by Charles A. Eastman
The crow and the magpie hide the sun and the golden ears of corn in the rainy and wintry season.
"Zoological Mythology (Volume II)" by Angelo de Gubernatis
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In poetry:

A flapping cock that crows; and then--
Heard drowsy through the rustling corn--
A flutter, and the cackling of a hen
Within a hay-sweet barn.
"The Willow Bottom" by Madison Julius Cawein
But a steady old chap
Is John S. Crow,
And for months has stood at his post;
For corn you know
Takes time to grow,
And 'tis long between seed and roast.
"John S. Crow" by Clara Doty Bates
Beyond those twisted apple-trees,
That partly hide the old brick-barn,
Its tattered arms and tattered knees
A scare-crow tosses to the breeze
Among the shocks of corn.
"One Day And Another: A Lyrical Eclogue – Part III" by Madison Julius Cawein
So he has stuck to the field
And watched the corn,
And been watched by the crows from the hill;
Till at length they're gone,
And so is the corn--
They away, and it to the mill.
"John S. Crow" by Clara Doty Bates
The rhymster says, we'll weary for your schauchlin' form;
But if I'm not mistaken I've seen bonnier than his in a field of corn;
And, as I venture to say and really suppose,
His form seen in a cornfield would frighten the crows.
"Lines in Reply to the Beautiful Poet Who Welcomed News of McGonagall's Departure from Dundee" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Dow AgroSciences is crowing about its recent deal with seed giant Monsanto to introduce corn with eight genetically modified traits—more than any other on the market.
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