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  • n. Obsolete spelling of crown.


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  • _ Or to call the top of a tree, or of a hill, the crowne of a tree or of a hill: for in deede _crowne_ is the highest ornament of a Princes head, made like a close garland, or els the top of a mans head, where the haire windes about, and because such terme is not applyed naturally to a tree or to a hill, but is transported from a mans head to a hill or tree, therefore it is called by _metaphore_, or the figure of _transport_.

    The Arte of English Poesie

  • There is also another litle sort of mony, round, hauing on the one side a crosse, and on the other side a crowne, which is woorth one halfe a tanga of good money, and another of the same stampe lesse than that which they call Imitiuo de buona moneda, which is worth 18 basaruches 3 fourth parts a piece.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • A "crowne" orcorona is a series of short poems, such as sonnets, linked by the last line of each serving as the first line of the following, with the last line of the last poem reprising the first line of the first, closing the circle.

    Pamphilia, to Amphilanthus: A Sonnet Sequence from the Countesse of Mountgomeries Urania

  • Al were he mitre, crowne, or diademe. posted by Heo at 11:52 PM

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  • And the crowne lythe in a vesselle of cristalle richely dyghte.

    The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • And a partie of the crowne of oure Lord, wherwith he was crowned, and on of the nayles, and the spere heed, and many other relikes ben in France, in the kinges chapelle.

    The Voyages and Travels of Sir John Mandeville

  • Aboute the sea coaste towarde the weste, ther bordereth vpon them the Maces: whiche shaue their heades in the crowne, and clyppe them rounde by the sides.

    The Fardle of Facions, conteining the aunciente maners, customes and lawes, of the peoples enhabiting the two partes of the earth, called Affricke and Asie

  • There are the greatest, and the fairest geese, and most plenty of them to be sold in al the whole world, as I suppose: [He meaneth Pellicans, which the Spaniards cal Alcatrarzi.] they are as white as milke, and haue a bone vpon the crowne of their heads as bigge as an egge, being of the colour of blood: vnder their throat they haue a skin or bag hanging downe halfe a foot.

    The Journal of Friar Odoric

  • Next to this, tell me, how highly maist thou confesse thy self beholding to Fortune, if thou but duly consider, how shee hath elected thee as sole soveraigne of her hopes, which is a crowne of honour to thy youth and a sufficient refuge against all wants and necessities?

    The Decameron


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