crowing

Definitions

  • The Crow and the Pitcher
    The Crow and the Pitcher
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj crowing exhibiting self-importance "big talk"
    • n crowing an instance of boastful talk "his brag is worse than his fight","whenever he won we were exposed to his gasconade"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Ye Frog & Ye Crow music Ye Frog & Ye Crow music
Ye Frog & Ye Crow lyrics Ye Frog & Ye Crow lyrics
The cock starts to crow The cock starts to crow
THE SCARE-CROW THE SCARE-CROW
THE RAIN-CROW THE RAIN-CROW
collapsed man watched by crows collapsed man watched by crows
crow crow
common crow common crow

Quotations

  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Inflation is when sitting on your nest egg doesn't give you anything to crow about.”
  • (Decimus Junius Juvenalis) Juvenal
    (Decimus Junius Juvenalis) Juvenal
    “A lucky man is rarer than a white crow.”
  • Scottish Proverb
    Scottish Proverb
    “It's a sad house where the hen crows louder than the cock.”
  • Margaret Thatcher
    Margaret%20Thatcher
    “The cocks may crow, but it's the hen that lays the egg.”
  • Margaret Thatcher
    Margaret%20Thatcher
    “It may be the cock that crows, but it is the hen that lays the eggs.”
  • John Lennon
    John%20Lennon
    “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.”

Idioms

As the crow flies - This idiom is used to describe the shortest possible distance between two places.
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Eat crow - (USA) If you eat crow, you have to admit that you were wrong about something.
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If you fly with the crows, you get shot with the crows - If you wish to be associated with a particular high risk and/or high profile situation and benefit from the rewards of that association, you have to accept the consequences if things go wrong - you cannot dissociate yourself.
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Nothing to crow about - If something's nothing to crow about, it's not particularly good or special.
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Usage

In literature:

O louder than ever I crowed was the noise he made on that trumpet.
"The Boy Who Knew What The Birds Said" by Padraic Colum
But old Mr. Crow only said hastily that he would be at the barn by the time Ferdinand reached it.
"The Tale of Ferdinand Frog" by Arthur Scott Bailey
He met other folk, such as Billy Woodchuck and Jimmy Rabbit and old Mr. Crow.
"The Tale of Snowball Lamb" by Arthur Bailey
And I must get word of it to old Mr. Crow somehow.
"The Tale of Kiddie Katydid" by Arthur Scott Bailey
Approach of the Crows.
"The American Family Robinson" by D. W. Belisle
Then there was old Mr. Crow, who was always on hand whenever a crowd gathered.
"The Tale of Jimmy Rabbit" by Arthur Scott Bailey
But one day Hermod came upon a crow that was sitting on the dead branch of a tree.
"The Children of Odin" by Padraic Colum
He was pleased; he was happy; he did not pity the Crow; he laughed at the Crow when he gave her advice.
"Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 10" by Charles Herbert Sylvester
Once in a while Mr. Crow dropped down into the meadow on some business or other.
"The Tale of Master Meadow Mouse" by Arthur Scott Bailey
Mr. Crow said that he didn't know, but that he would make it his business to find out.
"The Tale of Grumpy Weasel" by Arthur Scott Bailey
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In poetry:

A one-eyed crow hops to the door,
Fat spiders crowd the pane,
And dark herbs scattered on the floor
Waft fragrance down the lane.
"The Witch’s House" by Laura Benet
The weedy water frets and ails,
And moans in many a sunless fall;
And, o'er the melancholy, trails
The black crow's eldritch call.
"Bare Boughs" by Madison Julius Cawein
And while his praises filled the earth
A solitary crow sailed by,
And while the whole creation sang
He cawed--not knowing how to sigh.
"Grace" by John Crowe Ransom
To sullenness the surly crow
All his derisive feeling yields,
And o'er the barren stubble-fields
Flaps cawless, wrapped in hungry woe.
"A November Sketch" by Madison Julius Cawein
Then in him time shall run
As in the hour that to young sunlight crows;
And--'If thou hast good faith it can repose,'
She tells her son.
"Earth And Man" by George Meredith
"Oh, leave me for my mother's sake,
She needs my eyes to see."
"Those eyes, young witch, the crows shall peck
From off the gallows-tree."
"The Witch of Wenham" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

Other countries have done this to represent the USA before trying to bomb us it also has a negative association to the Jim Crow era.
Kris Hasskamp said it's been a whirlwind since being announced as the top vote getter in Tuesday's Primary for Crow Wing County District 5.
Congratulations to Robin Crow the big winner of the trip for 2 to Hawaii.
Chuck Crow, The Plain Dealer Cavs center Anderson Varejao on one of his seven shot attempts during Cleveland's 94-84 win over Washington on Tuesday night in Cleveland.
Michael Crowe Found ' Factually Innocent' In Sister's Murder.
Chuck Crow, The Plain Dealer Dave Bartholomew basks in a standing ovation, with Dr John on the piano.
Darren Aronofsky's "Noah," starring Russell Crowe, is currently in production for a 2014 release.
'The Crow' Producer Tackling Graphic Novel 'Feeding Ground' (Exclusive).
Chuck Crow / The Plain Dealer Indians Hall of Famer Bob Feller , 91, was given a pacemaker on Monday at the Cleveland Clinic after being admitted for an unannounced illness on Saturday.
Crow Wing County Road Foreman Lance Schmidt (left), employee Lee Chambers (Right) refuel a Mission Fire Department pump truck.
The 2012 Edition of the Association of Old Crows (AOC) International Symposium and Convention offered a diversified educational program—along with an energetic exhibit hall—for fans of military electronics.
The Spin Old Crow Medicine Show w/BR549 at the Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel .
And Sandy Crow of the Woodward Development Corp. Look forward to moving the Shoppe at the Woodward.
Foreplay With Jon Stewart & Does Russell Crowe Have Penis Envy.
Hosted by Crow Mondays, 6-8am.
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In science:

The weather, a crow landing on the television antenna, interference from a neighbor’s microwave — these are sources of noise, the channel conditions for our transmission.
The transmission sense of information
If the replication and mutation are treated as independent processes unlike in (2) and (7), we obtain the Crow-Kimura model [9, 8] in which it is assumed that the replication process is error-free and mutations occur due to external factors such as radiation.
Nonlinear deterministic equations in biological evolution
The following is due to Aranda Pino and Crow.
Simple Lie algebras arising from Leavitt path algebras
Crow, The center of a Leavitt path algebra, Rev.
Simple Lie algebras arising from Leavitt path algebras
Crow JF, Aoki K (1982) Group selection for a polygenic behavioral trait: differential proliferation model.
Altruism can proliferate through group/kin selection despite high random gene flow
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