American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A constellation in the Southern Hemisphere near Crater and Virgo. Also called Crow2.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In astronomy, an ancient southern constellation, the Raven. It presents a characteristic configuration of four stars of the second or third magnitude.
- n. [lowercase] In Roman antiquity: A kind of grapnel used in marine warfare. It consisted of a piece of iron with a spike at the end, which by means of hoisting apparatus was raised to a certain height, projected out from the vessel's side, and then allowed to fall upon the first hostile galley that came within its range, and which was thus either disabled or grappled with.
- n. A ram, used for demolishing walls, consisting of a beam bearing a pointed iron head with a heavy hook: distinctively called the corvus demolitor.
- n. [NL.] In zoology, the central and typical genus of the Corvinæ and of the Corvidæ. It was formerly of indefinite limits, but is now restricted to such forms as the raven (C. corax), the carrion-crow (C. corone), the common crow of America (C. americanus), the fish-crow of the same locality (C. ossifragus), the European rook (C. frugilegus), and the daw (C. monedula). The species are numerous, and are found in most parts of the world. They much resemble one another, except in size, being as a rule glossy-black, with black bill and feet. See cut under
- n. A taxonomic genus within the family Corvidae — ravens, crows, jackdaws and the rook.
- n. astronomy A constellation of the southern sky, said to resemble a crow. It lies south of the constellation Virgo.
- n. a small quadrilateral constellation in the southern hemisphere near Virgo
- n. type genus of the Corvidae: crows and ravens
- From Latin corvus ("raven, crow") (Wiktionary)
- Latin corvus, raven. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Early this morning, having reached a convenient spot on the south side, and at one mile and a quarter distance, we encamped just above a small creek, which we called Corvus, having killed an animal of that genus near it.”
History of the Expedition under the Command of Captains Lewis and Clark, Vol. I. To the Sources of the Missouri, Thence Across the Rocky Mountains and Down the River Columbia to the Pacific Ocean. Performed During the Years 1804-5-6.
“I'm spending an inordinate amount of time trying to decide what to leave in Corvus, what to revise.”
“As I hinted at in Corvus 'original post I don't think that anyone has yet made a first person perspective game where the' camera '- your embodied view of the world - is anywhere near as flexible as our real world bodily configuration.”
“I've just realised that one of the reasons - and there are many others - why I'm having such doubts about Corvus is that some of its political aspects are going to seem not only old hat, but copycat of the Obama phenomenon.”
“Under the name Corvus corone cornix, they had long been considered a subspecies of carrion crows, but were recently elevated to species level as Corvus cornix.”
“I tried to call Corvus for backup, but he was not to be found.”
“In fact, we think Paul Kearney's so brilliant that the sequel to The Ten Thousand, which is called Corvus is being released by Solaris in November this year!”
“I've just received my 1100-page copy of Roger Penrose's The Road to Reality, since I've been tripping over my understanding - or rather, lack thereof - of physics and cosmology for the SFonal elements in Corvus.”
“The novels, entitled Corvus and Kings of Morning, are due for delivery in 2010 and early 2011 respectively and are set in the same universe as Paul's successful The Ten Thousand, previously published by Solaris.”
“As for Valerius, he was made Consul in the year following, though he was but twenty and three years of age (It was not lawful in those days that a man should be Consul till he was forty and two years of age); and he and his posterity after him had for themselves the surname of Corvus, which is, being interpreted, a crow.”
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