craw

Definitions

  • Dinner at The Red Craw-Fish Inn
    Dinner at The Red Craw-Fish Inn
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n craw a pouch in many birds and some lower animals that resembles a stomach for storage and preliminary maceration of food
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Craw (Zoöl) The crop of a bird.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n craw The crop or first stomach of a bird, technically called the ingluvies.
    • n craw Figuratively, the stomach of any animal.
    • n craw The ingluvies or enlarged extremity of the esophagus in certain insects. See cut under Blattidæ.
    • n craw Scotch form of crow.
    • n craw Scotch form of crow.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Craw kraw the crop, throat, or first stomach of fowls: the stomach of animals generally.
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Idioms

Stick in your craw - If someone or something really annoys you, it is said to stick in your craw.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Akin to D. kraag, neck, collar, G. kragen, Sw. kräfva, craw, Dan. kro, and possibly to Gr. (E. bronchus,), or bro`chqos throat. √25. Cf. Crag neck
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. crawe; not found in A.S.; cf. Dut. kraag, neck.

Usage

In literature:

After the water boils for a while, remove the lobster (or crab, or craw-fish) leaving the saucepan on the fire.
"The Italian Cook Book" by Maria Gentile
What bird craws first, what tree buds first, what first does on them fa'?
"Ballads of Mystery and Miracle and Fyttes of Mirth" by Frank Sidgwick
That sticks in our craw.
"Black Oxen" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
Harm himself he did, for you could not associate with Jock M'Craw and the like without drinking in every howff you came across.
"The House with the Green Shutters" by George Douglas Brown
Scoresby found shrimps, a kind of craw-fish, and the remains of young seals, in the stomachs of those which he examined.
"Heads and Tales" by Various
That word "loot" stuck in my craw.
"The Prairie Mother" by Arthur Stringer
They craw crouse that craw last.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
Then she went after more provender for his spacious craw.
"Our Bird Comrades" by Leander S. (Leander Sylvester) Keyser
But Jas was right obstinate an' he had sand in his craw.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
Crows and magpies fluttered above them, and cried, as if in contempt, 'Craw!
"What the Moon Saw: and Other Tales" by Hans Christian Andersen
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In poetry:

"The lingerin' star that greets the morn"
Was twinklin' thro' the misty blue;
The muircock craw'd, the paitrick whirr'd,
An' roun' his head the peesweep flew.
"Gran'Faither At Cam'slang" by Janet Hamilton
A bardie wee bodie was Sandie M'Craw,
Wi' his stowsie gudewife, weel dinkit an' braw;
Their public was stockit wi' a' kin's o' drink—
They turn'd a gude penny, as weel ye may think.
"Sketches of Village Character In Days "O' Langsyne"" by Janet Hamilton
There's mony a heid that was black as the craw,
Or broun as the berry, noo white as the snaw,
The speerit inside, that's the gist o' the matter—
The heid's the ootside o' the cup an' the platter.
"The Feast of The "Munches"" by Janet Hamilton
The weavin' was brisk, an' the prices were high;
Whan wabs they were oot, an' the weavers were dry,
They slocken'd their drouth wi' a stoupie or twa—
An' the stoups were aft' fill'd by Sandie M'Craw.
"Sketches of Village Character In Days "O' Langsyne"" by Janet Hamilton
As black as a craw, an' as saft as the silk,
Were the lang locks that fell on a neck like the milk;
She was lithesome an' lo'esome as lassie micht be,
An' saft was the love-licht that danc'd in her e'e.
"Effie: A Ballad" by Janet Hamilton
A hen that had found a thing in her sleep,
One would think, the way she went craw-craw-cree,
You would hear as you sat on the bench was there,
And a cock that thought he crew mightily,
And all the stir of the world would be
"Dublin Roads" by Padraic Colum

In news:

Crabbe's cakewalk sticks in Ducks' craw.
A chunky craw for any occasion.
Finesse News Network's Gear Guide: Missile Baits' Drop Craw .
According to the folks at Missile Baits, their three-inch soft-plastic crayfish, which they call the Drop Craw , is the first one created for drop-shot applications.
Cher Lloyd 'Sticks' in your craw .
I have a lot of things stuck in my craw this week, so let's get right to it.
Finesse News Network's Gear Guide: Missile Baits' Drop Craw.
According to the folks at Missile Baits, their three-inch soft-plastic crayfish, which they call the Drop Craw, is the first one created for drop-shot applications.
But this one website, Zero Hedge, sticks in his craw.
The words still stick in Pete Rozelle 's craw.
Novelties That Stick In the Craw Of Your Mind.
Words on Bush's Lips in '88 Now Stick in Voters' Craw.
) but it sticks in my craw, as well.
What's stuck in your craw this week, and how will you be approaching it in the Machete.
Sometimes things stick in your craw, you know.
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