crag

Definitions

  • The seven big women fall over the crag
    The seven big women fall over the crag
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n crag a steep rugged rock or cliff
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Crag (Geol) A partially compacted bed of gravel mixed with shells, of the Tertiary age.
    • Crag A steep, rugged rock; a rough, broken cliff, or point of a rock, on a ledge. "From crag to crag the signal flew."
    • Crag The neck or throat "And bear the crag so stiff and so state.""Do me hangen by the hals ."
    • Crag The neck piece or scrag of mutton.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n crag A steep, rugged rock; a rough, broken rock, or projecting part of a rock.
    • n crag In geology, certain strata of Pliocene age occurring in the southeastern counties of England. They consist of sandy and shelly deposits similar in character to those now forming in the North Sea, and contain numerous fossils. There are three divisions of the crag, the white, red or Suffolk, and Norwich, the latter containing many bones of the elephant, mastodon, hippopotamus, rhinoceros, and other large mammals.
    • n crag The neck; the throat; the scrag.
    • n crag The craw.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Crag krag a rough steep rock or point:
    • n Crag krag the neck
    • Crag Scotch forms, Craig, Craig′ie
    • n Crag krag (geol.) a bed of gravel mixed with shells
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
A form of craw,: cf. D. kraag, neck, collar, G. kragen,. See Craw
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
W. craig, a rock, car-eg, a stone; Gael. creag, carraig.

Usage

In literature:

The sun, glowing pink against the crag, cast its huge shadow over the now tiny huts beneath them.
"Terry" by Charles Goff Thomson
What lioness bare thee 'neath lonely crag?
"The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus" by Caius Valerius Catullus
I yielded to it for a moment, lying down on a crag near the edge of the pit.
"The Girl in the Golden Atom" by Raymond King Cummings
Close behind the party a wall of crags rose sheer for a hundred feet at least.
"The Gold Trail" by Harold Bindloss
There isn't a man or boy here in Crag would go and sit in the churchyard on a dark night.
"Cormorant Crag" by George Manville Fenn
On over the crags and glaciers Tarrano guided their frail flying platform.
"Tarrano the Conqueror" by Raymond King Cummings
The loud echoes of the crags reverberated as the smoke floated away to leeward.
"Ungava" by R.M. Ballantyne
And the tall gray crags!
"Prisoners of Hope" by Mary Johnston
Note the "cloud banner" which the crag has flung to the breeze.
"The Mountain that was 'God'" by John H. Williams
Both held their rifles ready to fire as they rushed the rear ledges of the jagged crag.
"Bloom of Cactus" by Robert Ames Bennet
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In poetry:

Gulls, wheeling overhead,
'Light on the crags,
The long, hazy day is dead,
And noon drags.
"A Sleeper on the Beach" by Anonymous Oceania
High on Horn Crag's summit
(you hear them say out west)
a single snow-white eagle
sits on its lonely nest.*
"Horn Crag" by Jonas Hallgrimsson
So I followed by the river
Through the crags of Kanaku,
And I slept beside the rushes
In the meads of Malahu.
"Wambala of the Streams." by R S Ward
The phantom happiness I sought
O’er every crag and moor;
I paused at every postern gate,
And knocked at every door;
"Quest" by Georgia Douglas Johnson
And now, his mother out of sight,
He fixt his piercing eye
On crags, that blaz'd in solar light,
Whence eagles us'd to fly.
"The Eagle" by William Hayley
I mate with my free kind upon the crags;
the hidden recesses
Have heard the echo ofmy heels,
in the cool light,
in the darkness.
"Tenzone" by Ezra Pound

In news:

THE awesome crags of the Andes glitter like icebergs in the early morning sunlight as the plane lets down here in western Argentina, across the grassy Pampas from Buenos Aires.
It's a marriage made in crag heaven.
Rabbits, Owl, Crag Dweller, Heavy Voodoo.
Rabbits, Owl, Crag Dweller , Heavy Voodoo.
Gliding over the crags.
Masih Homadi peered from the crags of jagged black volcanic rocks where his troops had just taken cover and tried to steady his nerves for another assault.
He trudged through the shallows, net in hand, scanning the crags for antennae and pinchers.
Without a state land permit, you may get harassed and ticketed by The Man on this crag.
Rope up at these classic crags developed by the military By Gregory Crouch.
Seated on the crag the Zulus named Isandlwana -- meaning "like a little house," although most visitors agree it looks more like a sphinx -- you look down upon a wide, golden plain that rolls away into the heart of the Zulu kingdom.
The melon's rough rinds contain crags where tiny salmonella bacteria can attach itself, which, experts say, separates cantaloupes from other produce.
The sun dips behind the distant crags, its red and gold rays turning the lake's water Popsicle orange.
Daniel Woods and Swiss climber Cédric Lachat each climbed Southern Smoke Direct (5.14d/5.15a) at the Bob Marley Crag, Pendergrass Murray Recreational Preserve, Red River Gorge.
Family to donate organs of teen who fell from Hawksbill Crag.
Arkansas man survives fall from Hawksbill Crag.
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