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CROW

Crow As the crow flies. The shortest route between two given places. The crow flies straight to its point of destination. Called the bee-line in America.    Crow. (See Raven.)    I must pluck a crow with you; I have a crow to pick with you. I am displeased with you, and must call you to account. I have a small complaint to make against you. In Howell's proverbs (1659) we find the following, “I have a goose to pluck with you,” used in the same sense; and Chaucer has the phrase “Pull a finch, ” but means thereby to cheat or filch. Children of distinction among the Greeks and Romans had birds for their amusement, and in their boyish quarrels used to pluck or pull the feathers out of each other's pets. Tyndarus, in his Captives, alludes to this, but instances it with a lapwing. In hieroglyphics a crow symbolises contention, discord, strife.
“If a crow help us in, sirrah, we'll pluck a crow
together.” - Shakespeare: Comedy of Errors, iii. 1.
“If not, resolve before we go,
That you and I must pull a crow.”
Butler: Hudibras, part ii. 2.
Crow over One (To), is to exult over a vanquished or abased person.
The allusion is to cocks, who always crow when they have vanquished
an adversary. THE DICTIONARY OF PHRASE AND FABLE BY E. COBHAM BREWER
FROM THE NEW AND ENLARGED EDITION OF 1894
This hypertext edition is copyright ©1996 Data Text Publishing Ltd,


About Crow..........

Crow is perhaps one of the most prevalent mythological trickster characters. Gagqa the Seneca reference, Chulyen, is an Alaskan Tanaina trickster figure similar to Intuit Raven. The people of the Crow tribe refer to themselves as Apsaalooke (Absoraka).
Cirapé
"Younger Brother" and companion of Old Man Coyote, the trickster of the Crow Indians of Montana. Cirapé accompanies Old Man Coyote on his wanderings and shares in many adventures
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A crow
has settled on a bare branch
Autumn evening

By Basho


What the Crows Know

Crow on the fence,
rain will go hence.
Crow on the ground,
rain will come down.

If the crow calls twice quickly and then a third time, it indicates a storm.

If the crow hath any interruption in her note like hiccough, or a croak with a kind of swallowing, it signifies wind and rain.


CROW LINKS

Raven and Crow's Potlatch:
The Fox and the Crow:
The Snow, the Crow, and the Blood: told by Seumas MacManus
How The Crow-Hen Killed the Snake:
Crowhaven:
The American Society of Crows and Ravens:
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