• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Fan-cricket the mole-cricket, fen-cricket, or churr-worm
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. fann, from L. vannus, a fan; cf. Fr. van.


In literature:

Seats, hymn-books, crickets, and fans were at my disposal.
"Rose Clark" by Fanny Fern

In news:

For all of you international sports fans, England cricket player Steven Davies became the first professional cricketer to come out.
An unknown number of popular music videos disappeared from YouTube on Sunday night and Monday, thanks to what appeared to be either a hack or prank by what may be a 13-year-old cricket fan.
LONDON – Archery fans were angered Friday when they were turned away for preliminary rounds at Lord's Cricket Ground.
General sports fans probably don't realize what most cricket fans assume as common knowledge: that England currently has the No.
Richard Ashcroft, former frontman of British rock band The Verve, ended his latest tour by rocking out in front of a hugely enthusiastic crowd of 26,000 fans at the Old Trafford Cricket Ground in Manchester, UK.
In November and December, the national cricket squad -- most of whose fans are English-speaking whites and Indians -- slowly overcame a series of eye-closing draws to soundly thump England.
Most sports (sorry NASCAR, MMA and Cricket fans.
Americans might not understand cricket, but we know a bizarre sports fan when we see one (remember the Tiger Woods Cigar Guy?).
During a match at the Cricket World Cup, a mustachioed supporter of Bangladesh mugged for the camera in a manner in which would make any fan (or athlete for that matter) uneasy.