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John Crow

[Atlantic; cf. Sar. djankoó idem (Alleyne 57); "from carrion crow. . . /kyangkrog/ whence by affrication of /ky-/to/ty-/ and voicing to ... /jangkro/ DJE] n. the vulture, Cathartes aura: 1888 John Crow nebber make house till rain come (Powles 166). = CARRION CROW, CRANE CROW, CROW (Black)

Tags: animal, bird, noun

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Last update: 2012-11-26 22:47
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.2

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