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  • v. Present participle of crow.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. same as bragging.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. exhibiting self-importance
  • n. an instance of boastful talk


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  • Here is one WWII veteran, serial no. 39619332, who is sick and tired of McCain crowing about his military experience.

    McCain Camp Talks of Speedier Iraq Withdrawal — Or Not - The Caucus Blog -

  • If there were good news to spread from Iraq, it would be on Fox 24/7, and Associated Pravda would be crowing from the Capitol Dome about all the painted schools and friendly, just plain folks, in old Baghdad …. with apologies to Tom Lehrer. mwg Says:

    Matthew Yglesias » Back to the Schools

  • It is a question that should be considered carefully, because I'm seeing a lot of crowing from the liberals who are now pointing to the polls.

    Suddenly You're Fonzie

  • Why isn't Osama et al crowing from the rooftops and websites alike about the great jihad?

    Has anyone else noticed

  • And finally there was a tremendous baying of dogs and a shrill crowing from the black cockerel, and out came Napoleon himself, majestically upright, casting haughty glances from side to side, and with his dogs gambolling round him.

    Animal Farm

  • "It must be one of the children with croup -- I am sure it sounded like what I have heard croup described, or like that dreadful illness they call the crowing cough," she said to Mr. Caryll, as she rushed out of the room in a fright.


  • Swartboy sunk his holes by "crowing" -- which process he performed by means of a small pointed stick.

    Popular Adventure Tales

  • Which makes the crowing from the right wing about Chile’s economic performance that mush more repulsive and misleading.

    Matthew Yglesias » Effective Government Matters

  • Seems like those projections determine whether someone is "crowing" or not once the event is over.

    Source: Hillary Raises Over A Million Dollars On Obama's Home Turf

  • Frankly, the whole article has been done before--this kind of crowing about how the potboiler ownz litfic is unnecessary tribalism and it's really only that Grossman is so comically wrong in his facts and assumptions that makes for the debate surrounding the article.

    Fairyland Chapter 12


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