crowfoot

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n crowfoot any of various plants of the genus Ranunculus
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Crowfoot (Mil) A caltrop.
    • Crowfoot (Naut) A number of small cords rove through a long block, or euphroe, to suspend an awning by.
    • Crowfoot (Well Boring) A tool with a side claw for recovering broken rods, etc.
    • Crowfoot (Bot) The genus Ranunculus, of many species; some are common weeds, others are flowering plants of considerable beauty.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n crowfoot Nautical: A device consisting of small lines rove through a block of wood, fastened to the backbone of an awning, to keep it from sagging in the middle. A similar arrangement was formerly used to keep the foot-ropes of topsails from chafing against the top-rim.
    • n crowfoot In a ship-of-war, an iron stand fixed at one end to a table and hooked at the other to a beam above, on which the mess-kids, etc., are hung.
    • n crowfoot In botany, the name of the common species of Ranunculus or buttercup, having divided leaves and bright-yellow flowers. See Ranunculus.
    • n crowfoot A caltrop.
    • n crowfoot The wind-flower, Anemone nemorosa.
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Usage

In literature:

Now then, bring in young Crowfoot!
"Corporal Cameron" by Ralph Connor
They might ride straight to Crowfoot's Reserve, but I think that is extremely unlikely.
"The Patrol of the Sun Dance Trail" by Ralph Connor
Raw they ate thistle tops, pigweed, and crowfoot, with great relish.
"The Euahlayi Tribe" by K. Langloh Parker
The sun at length set, and the night closed in when the old major again addressed Crowfoot.
"Tom Cringle's Log" by Michael Scott
The real name of what we call the Buttercup is the Bulbous Crowfoot, and there is also a Meadow Crowfoot in the field.
"Wildflowers of the Farm" by Arthur Owens Cooke
The zinc crowfoot is then hung in place, occupying a position about 4 inches above the top of the copper.
"Cyclopedia of Telephony & Telegraphy Vol. 1" by Kempster Miller
In this gravel she had embedded the roots of some Water Crowfoot and other pond-plants.
"Brothers of Pity and Other Tales of Beasts and Men" by Juliana Horatia Gatty Ewing
I hope that old Joe Crowfoot is still among the living.
"Owen Clancy's Happy Trail" by Burt L. Standish
You know what Joe Crowfoot can do throwing.
"Frank Merriwell's Son" by Burt L. Standish
Here comes Martin Crowfoot.
"Hepsey Burke" by Frank Noyes Westcott
Jim Crowfoot had not ceased talking at all, and showed at present not the slightest sign of doing so.
"Daisy's Aunt" by E. F. (Edward Frederic) Benson
The pond by the Ewell road, between this and Red Lion Lane, is dotted with white water-crowfoot.
"The Hills and the Vale" by Richard Jefferies
Prior suggests the buds of the crowfoot.
"Folk-lore of Shakespeare" by Thomas Firminger Thiselton-Dyer
The taunts of Sitting Bull's boy Crowfoot caused him to offer resistance, and in a twinkling both parties began shooting.
"The Greater Republic" by Charles Morris
The fruit of the Buttercup or Crowfoot is a good example, Fig.
"The Elements of Botany" by Asa Gray
It is of low growth, only 3 to 6 inches in height, and belongs to the crowfoot family (Ranunculaceae).
"Ginseng and Other Medicinal Plants" by A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding
When Crowfoot talked, he made laws.
"On Canada's Frontier" by Julian Ralph
Edited in English, with a few Notes, by J. R. CROWFOOT, B.D., Divinity Lecturer of King's College, Cambridge.
"Notes and Queries, Vol. IV, Number 110, December 6, 1851" by Various
Finally he was satisfied that Crowfoot had accomplished the task he had set out to perform.
"Frank Merriwell's Backers" by Burt L. Standish
This Water Crowfoot has two kinds of leaves.
"Flowers Shown to the Children" by C. E. Smith
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In poetry:

While thus he, thinking,
A little bird, quick drinking
Among the crowfoot tufts the river bore,
Was tangled in their stringy arms, and fluttered, well-nigh sinking,
Near him, upon the moor.
"The Alarm" by Thomas Hardy

In news:

15 am, O-D-F firefighters, the Butte Falls Fire Department, and Jackson County Fire District 4, responded to a 9-1-1 call to a home at 1991 Crowfoot Road.
Contra band Crowfoot will play at Sterling College December 2.
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