cricketer

Definitions

  • Mole Cricket
    Mole Cricket
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cricketer an athlete who plays cricket
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Additional illustrations & photos:

CRICKET GROUND—TOWN MALLING CRICKET GROUND—TOWN MALLING
Pinocchio Threw His Hammer at the Talking-Cricket Pinocchio Threw His Hammer at the Talking-Cricket
SKUNKS—MOTHER AND YOUNG HUNTING FOR GRASSHOPPERS AND CRICKETS SKUNKS—MOTHER AND YOUNG HUNTING FOR GRASSHOPPERS AND CRICKETS
I used to play quite a lot of cricket I used to play quite a lot of cricket

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The loudest insect in the world is the male cicadas, which are like crickets. When they rub their abdomens, the sound made can be heard from 1300 feet
    • n Cricketer One who plays at cricket.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Hamsters love to eat crickets.
    • n cricketer One who plays at cricket.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Only full-grown male crickets can chirp.
    • ns Cricketer one who plays at cricket
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Quotations

  • Bertrand Russell
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    “To expect a personality to survive the disintegration of the brain is like expecting a cricket club to survive when all of its members are dead.”

Idioms

Not cricket - (UK) If something is not cricket, it is unfair.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. criquet; further ety. dub. Not the A.S. crycc, a stick.

Usage

In literature:

Sweet-One-Darling heard the voice of the cricket, and may be she knew what it meant.
"Second Book of Tales" by Eugene Field
Two or three young Crickets and five or six Midges sat at a little side mushroom.
"The Butterfly's Ball" by R.M. Ballantyne
At another point one encountered a very well-known cricketer, who was doling out commissions.
"Experiences of a Dug-out, 1914-1918" by Charles Edward Callwell
Behind the school, and running down to the little river Pin, there is a spacious cricket-ground, and a court marked out for lawn-tennis.
"Dr. Wortle's School" by Anthony Trollope
And now it was so still that you could hear the crickets chirp in the grass.
"Mitch Miller" by Edgar Lee Masters
Mrs. Cricket listens with her fore leg while Mr. Cricket sings his love-song to her.
"Little Busybodies" by Jeanette Augustus Marks and Julia Moody
WHAT THE CRICKET HEARD .
"'Smiles'" by Eliot H. Robinson
Poor Tom thought he had had enough of cricket for that day, and went in to make his confession to his uncle.
"Golden Moments" by Anonymous
We tree-crickets get along with him splendidly.
"The Adventures of Maya the Bee" by Waldemar Bonsels
Daddy was a moth-eaten cricketer of sorts, and he took it in with a critical eye.
"Danger! and Other Stories" by Arthur Conan Doyle
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In poetry:

The night was ringing with their reins;
Loud laughed they till the cricket hushed;
The whistles on their coursers' manes
Shrill music gushed.
"“The Fairy Rade”" by Madison Julius Cawein
And the fiddles!--through the thickets,
How the wind brought from the hill
Remnants of the old quadrille!--
It was like the drone of crickets....
"One Day And Another: A Lyrical Eclogue – Part II" by Madison Julius Cawein
The dull-eyed spider ran along
The smoky rafters; the gray mouse
Crossed the bare floor; and his wild song
The cricket made through all the house.
"Paul" by Alice Cary
The foolish queen of fairyland
From her milk-white throne in a lily-bell,
Gave command to her cricket-band
To play for her when the dew-drops fell.
"Crickets On A Strike" by Vachel Lindsay
And through the trees, the evening breeze
Sings a welcome to greet the light.
Furious and long
Is the rasping song
Of the cricket minstrels of night.
"At the Trysting-Place" by Ozora Stearns Davis
Beneath, lake, wood, and peopled vale,
Hushed by that presence grand and grave,
Are silent, save the cricket's wail,
And low response of leaf and wave.
"Summer" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

" Stutter " by the Porch Crickets.
From Darth Vader and Maleficent to Yoda and Jiminy Cricket, discover some of the striking parallels between the two fantasy giants.
The Tank Farm has been hailed as a "magical" site for inner-city test cricket by cricketing great Martin Crowe.
BOHOL, PHILIPPINES: A tarsier munches on a cricket in a widlife sanctuary in the central Philippine island of Bohol 20 January 2006.
Cricket Music, Tessellation Figures & Notebook.
Cricket's testicles set unlikely world record.
A species of cricket has broken an unlikely world record: largest testicles in relation to body weight.
Music / Crickets I am not ashamed that I like the Horrors .
Michael Clarke wants his top-order batsmen to go on and make a big score in the second one-day international against Pakistan at the Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi tomorrow.
Bowling during a cricket practice at Fort Ethan Allen in Colchester.
Music / Crickets A harsh toke for Grooverider.
Kumar Sangakkara was stranded on an unbeaten 199 even as Sri Lanka took charge yesterday of the first cricket Test against Pakistan in Galle.
Crickets / Music 12 O'Clock Track: Gigan, " Transmogrification Into Bio-Luminoid".
Ben - as we discover over the weekend - has an answer for everything, from historical facts to the latest cricket score.
Crickets / Music Jeff Tweedy has a "Good Night".
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In science:

This paper proposes a simple method to evaluate batsmen and bowlers in cricket.
Bernoulli Runs: Using "Book Cricket" to Evaluate Cricketers
Probability, Combinatorics, Coin Toss, Bernoulli Runs, Book Cricket, Monte Carlo Simulation.
Bernoulli Runs: Using "Book Cricket" to Evaluate Cricketers
In the late 1980s and early 1990s to beat afternoon drowsiness in school one resorted to playing “book cricket”.
Bernoulli Runs: Using "Book Cricket" to Evaluate Cricketers
We would play two national teams without any overs limit since it was a too much of a hassle to count the number of deliveries1. A book cricketer would construct his own team and match it up against his friend.
Bernoulli Runs: Using "Book Cricket" to Evaluate Cricketers
Thus it was like test cricket but with just one innings for each team.
Bernoulli Runs: Using "Book Cricket" to Evaluate Cricketers
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