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Definition: Crow shrike
, n. [Akin to Icel. skr[=i]kja a shrieker, the
shrike, and E. shriek; cf. AS. scr[=i]c a thrush. See
, v. i.] (Zo["o]l.)
Any one of numerous species of oscinine birds of the family
, having a strong hooked bill, toothed at the
tip. Most shrikes are insectivorous, but the common European
gray shrike (Lanius excubitor
), the great northern shrike
), and several others, kill mice, small birds,
etc., and often impale them on thorns, and are, on that
account called also butcher birds
. See under Butcher
Note: The ant shrikes, or bush shrikes, are clamatorial birds
of the family Formicarid[ae]
. The cuckoo shrikes of
the East Indies and Australia are Oscines of the family
. The drongo shrikes of the same
regions belong to the related family Dicrurid[ae]
. See under Crow
(a) Any one of several species of Asiatic timaline birds of
the genera Thamnocataphus
(b) Any one of several species of shrikelike Australian
singing birds of the genus Colluricincla
(a) Any one of several Australian birds of the genus
, having a strong toothed bill and sharp
claws. They creep over the bark of trees, like titmice,
in search of insects.
(b) Any one of several species of small Asiatic birds
belonging to Allotrius
, and allied genera, related to the true tits.
Called also hill tit
. See under Swallow
, n. [AS. cr[=a]we a crow (in sense 1); akin to D.
kraai, G. kr[aum]he; cf. Icel. kr[=a]ka crow. So named from
its cry, from AS. cr[=a]wan to crow. See Crow
, v. i. ]
1. (Zo["o]l.) A bird, usually black, of the genus Corvus
having a strong conical beak, with projecting bristles. It
has a harsh, croaking note. See Caw
Note: The common crow of Europe, or carrion crow, is Corvus corone
. The common American crow is Corvus Americanus
. See Carrion crow
, and Illustr., under
2. A bar of iron with a beak, crook, or claw; a bar of iron
used as a lever; a crowbar.
Get me an iron crow, and bring it straight
Unto my cell. --Shak.
3. The cry of the cock. See Crow
, v. i., 1.
4. The mesentery of a beast; -- so called by butchers.
. See under Carrion
(Zo["o]l.), an American bird (Quiscalus quiscula
); -- called also purple grackle
(Zo["o]l.), an Indian cuckoo; the common
coucal. It is believed by the natives to give omens. See
(Zo["o]l.), any bird of the genera
, or Strepera
, mostly from
. See Crough
As the crow flies
, in a direct line.
To pick a crow
, To pluck a crow
, to state and adjust a
difference or grievance (with any one).