Last modified on 15 December 2014, at 23:58

craw

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Akin to Middle Low German krage (neck, collar) (whence Danish krave and German Kragen (collar))

NounEdit

craw (plural craws)

  1. (archaic) The stomach of an animal.
  2. The crop of a bird.

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VerbEdit

craw (third-person singular simple present craws, present participle crawing, simple past and past participle crawed)

  1. (archaic) to caw, crow, for certain birds to make their cry
    • 1828, David Macbeth Moir, The Life of Mansie Wauch[1]:
      The night was now pitmirk; the wind soughed amid the head-stones and railings of the gentry, (for we must all die,) and the black corbies in the steeple-holes cackled and crawed in a fearsome manner.