crow's-nest

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n crow's-nest krōz"nĕst` (Naut) A box or platform near the top of a mast, esp. in whalers, to shelter the man on the lookout.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Crow's-nest (naut.) a shelter at the top-gallant mast-head of whalers for the man on the lookout
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Quotations

  • John Lennon
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    “We were all on this ship in the sixties, our generation, a ship going to discover the New World. And the Beatles were in the crow's nest of that ship.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. crawe, a crow, crawan, to cry like a cock; imit.

Usage

In literature:

From the crow's-nest there was a good stretch of sea to look at.
"Sonnie-Boy's People" by James B. Connolly
The centre of this formation is at the Crow's Nest Pass.
"Canada" by J. G. Bourinot
The crow's-nest was also got up to the main topgallant mast-head.
"Archibald Hughson" by W.H.G. Kingston
At this time, from the crow's nest, upwards of eighty-eight enormous icebergs were seen, besides many smaller ones.
"Notable Voyagers" by W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith
Those who came down from the crow's nest looked as if the grace of God had suddenly fallen on them.
"The U-boat hunters" by James B. Connolly
Hadrian accepted the challenge and climbed to the crow's-nest and cut his initials in the trunk of the tree.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great Philosophers, Volume 8" by Elbert Hubbard
I went on till I found a crow's nest.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern — Volume 11" by Various
The archers were ranged along the bulwarks, or looked out from the crow's-nest-tops over the swelling sails.
"Famous Sea Fights" by John Richard Hale
Padre Creighton had a peculiar experience at 1 a.m. to-day, while asleep in his "crow's nest".
"The Incomparable 29th and the "River Clyde"" by George Davidson
Upon which the windlass was set going, and slowly and creakingly the "crow's nest" was lowered from its airy height.
"A Bookful of Girls" by Anna Fuller
The other trawlers, he had noted, had crow's-nests that looked like barrels.
"Smugglers' Reef" by John Blaine
From the crow's-nest came the startled, terrific voice of the lookout, in the beginning of a cry that must remain forever inarticulate.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science April 1930" by Various
Similar to the preceding, but darker, both above and below; nesting the same, in hollow trees or in old Hawk's or Crow's nests.
"The Bird Book" by Chester A. Reed
I told him that I thought of taking a look in at Crow's Nest and getting the news.
"The Seiners" by James B. (James Brendan) Connolly
I dressed and was up in the crow's-nest in a twinkling.
"Farthest North" by Fridtjof Nansen
Coal is extensively mined in Vancouver Island, in the Crow's Nest Pass district and more recently, in the Nicola Valley region.
"Canada West 1914" by Unknown
The train was climbing slowly to the summit of the Crow's Nest Pass.
"Masterman and Son" by W. J. Dawson
Can you tell me how many sticks go to build a crow's nest?
"Popular Rhymes and Nursery Tales" by James Orchard Halliwell
The blue jay now and then lays in an old crow's-nest or cuckoo's-nest.
"Wake-Robin" by John Burroughs
Now the crow's nest or look-out barrel was hoisted at the main-truck.
"Harry Milvaine" by Gordon Stables
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In poetry:

And there on the gibbet he hangs in chains,
And they do say a little black crow
Made a sweet little nest In Old Sweeney Todd's whiskers
And sang as he swang to and fro —
"Sweeney Todd, The Barber" by Weston and Lee
The feather from the raven's breast
Falls on the stubble lea,
The acorns near the old crow's nest
Drop pattering down the tree;
The grunting pigs, that wait for all,
Scramble and hurry where they fall.
"Autumn" by John Clare

In news:

Executive Chef Jimmy Hippchen in The Crow's Nest kitchen.
See a slideshow of photos from the Crow's Nest.
A trio of crows who have nested near the Everett (Wash.) Police Department's north precinct station have been waging a fowl war on officers as they leave their patrol cars.
A view from the "crow's nest" - 88 feet above the decks of the Odyssey.
A cocktail-napkin doodle created by Deb Douglas, assistant professor of art history at St Louis University, was drawn at The Crow's Nest in Maplewood, Mo.
Seamus and Duffy, here with Dan Barringer of Crow's Nest Preserve in Chester County,… (Natural Lands Trust ).
Little Compton Fisherman's Ball to hoist Hudners to Crow's Nest.
Little Compton Fisherman's Ball to hoist Hudners to Crow 's Nest.
Public's patience neededfor access to Crow 's Nest Road improvements would be first step before public access to Crow 's Nest could be provided.
A barred owl perches on a limb in Crow 's Nest Natural Area Preserve on a recent afternoon.
Little Compton Fisherman 's Ball to hoist Hudners to Crow's Nest.
Little Compton Fisherman's Ball to hoist Hudners to Crow's Nest .
A barred owl perches on a limb in Crow's Nest Natural Area Preserve on a recent afternoon.
'Crow's Nest Auction House' Now Open.
A variety of restaurants and dining rooms, The Culinary Arts Center, Internet café, spa and salon, show lounge, crow's nest, youth facilities, teen facilities.
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