Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See crow.

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Examples

  • Here is another Southern bird, the fish-crow, smaller than ours, you see.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 12, No. 33, December, 1873

  • I worked with greater industry than either intelligence or success, and made very few additions to the sum of human knowledge; but to this day certain obscure ornithological publications may be found in which are recorded such items as, for instance, that on one occasion a fish-crow, and on another an Ipswich sparrow, were obtained by one Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., at Oyster Bay, on the shore of Long Island Sound.

    I. Boyhood and Youth

  • I worked with greater industry than either intelligence or success, and made very few additions to the sum of human knowledge; but to this day certain obscure ornithological publications may be found in which are recorded such items as, for instance, that on one occasion a fish-crow, and on another an Ipswich sparrow, were obtained by one Theodore Roosevelt,

    Theodore Roosevelt; an Autobiography

  • The fish-crow only fishes when it has destroyed all the eggs and young birds it can find.

    Birds and Bees, Sharp Eyes and Other Papers

  • Looking out of the window I saw a crow, which I knew to be a fish-crow, perched upon the edge of the nest, hastily bolting the eggs.

    Birds and Bees, Sharp Eyes and Other Papers

  • The turkey-buzzard still floats majestically over the city; the chat still practices his lofty tumbling in the suburban pastures, snarling and scolding at all comers; the flowing Potomac still yields "a blameless sport" to the fish-crow and the kingfisher; the orchard oriole continues to whistle in front of the Agricultural Department, and the crow blackbird to parade back and forth over the Smithsonian lawns.

    Birds in the Bush

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