American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A steep rugged mass of rock projecting upward or outward.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A steep, rugged rock; a rough, broken rock, or projecting part of a rock.
- n. In geology, certain strata of Pliocene age occurring in the southeastern counties of England. They consist of sandy and shelly deposits similar in character to those now forming in the North Sea, and contain numerous fossils. There are three divisions of the crag, the white, red or Suffolk, and Norwich, the latter containing many bones of the elephant, mastodon, hippopotamus, rhinoceros, and other large mammals.
- n. The neck; the throat; the scrag.
- n. The craw.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A steep, rugged rock; a rough, broken cliff, or point of a rock, on a ledge.
- n. (Geol.) A partially compacted bed of gravel mixed with shells, of the Tertiary age.
- n. obsolete The neck or throat.
- n. The neck piece or scrag of mutton.
- n. a steep rugged rock or cliff
- Of uncertain Celtic origin; compare Scots craig, Scottish Gaelic creag, Irish creag, Welsh craig, Manx creg. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Welsh craig or Scottish Gaelic creagh. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The music and musicians at Zakopane's second annual On The Heights chamber music festival were intoxicating, the weather was so free of clouds that you could see the great mountain crag that towers 2000 meters above the city, reachable only by ski lift, cable car and climbers.”
“At the local level, one's home represented the center as well, a microcosm of ordered space. 31 One of the adages recorded by Sahagún, otimatoiavi, otimetepexiuj, "thou hast cast thyself into the torrent ... from the crag," is said of someone who has crossed into the periphery with his or her behavior, one "who has placed [themselves] in danger ... who brings about that which is not good.”
“We get down to Riverside, around 84th Street, coming upon the massive rock right next to a playground, what could almost be called a crag if it was a little bigger and sharper.”
“The first to reach the crag was a brawny brave whose eagle feather was stained scarlet as a token of chieftainship.”
“There on a crag was a huge nest, and in it lay what at first I took to be a mon - strous bird, for that I saw the feathers on it.”
“This wall appearance made the settlers call the crag the "Palisades.”
“On the other side of the crag was a valley also; but it was lonely and untenanted; and at one flank of The Stone were serried legions of trees.”
“Perhaps he did not really expect to find the missing fowl in such an out-of-the-way place as this, but being an adventurous fellow, the sight of the crag was a temptation.”
“So he hung one bracelet on a crag which is called Frode's Rock, and another in the district of Wik, after he had addressed the assembled Norwegians; threatening that these necklaces should serve to test the honesty which he had decreed, and threatening that if they were filched punishment should fall on all the governors of the district.”
“Red Bluff, which is the head of navigation on the river, you have a magnificent view of Lassen's Peaks on the east -- twin peaks, snow-clad, and rising high out of the plain -- and also of the majestic snow-covered crag which is known as Shasta Butte, which towers high above the mountains to the north, and, though here 120 miles off, looks but a day's ride away.”
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