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    CROWD, CROWTH, n. An instrument of music with six strings; a kind of violin.

    CROWD, n. [See Crew.]

    1. Properly, a collection; a number of things collected, or closely pressed together.NWAD CROWD.3

    2. A number of persons congregated and pressed together, or collected into a close body without order; a throng. Hence,NWAD CROWD.4

    3. A multitude; a great number collected.NWAD CROWD.5

    4. A number of things near together; a number promiscuously assembled or lying near each other; as a crowd of isles in the Egean Sea.NWAD CROWD.6

    5. The lower orders of people; the populace; the vulgar.NWAD CROWD.7

    CROWD, v.t.

    1. To press; to urge; to drive together.NWAD CROWD.9

    2. To fill by pressing numbers together without order; as, to crowd a room with people; to crowd the memory with ideas.NWAD CROWD.10

    3. To fill to excess.NWAD CROWD.11

    Volumes of reports crowd a lawyers library.NWAD CROWD.12

    4. To encumber by multitudes.NWAD CROWD.13

    5. To urge; to press by solicitation; to dun.NWAD CROWD.14

    6. In seamanship, to crowd sail, is to carry an extraordinary force of sail, with a view to accelerate the course of a ship, as in chasing or escaping from an enemy; to carry a press of sail.NWAD CROWD.15

    CROWD, v.i.

    1. To press in numbers; as, the multitude crowded through the gate or into the room.NWAD CROWD.17

    2. To press; to urge forward; as, the man crowded into the room.NWAD CROWD.18

    3. To swarm or be numerous.NWAD CROWD.19

    CROWDED, pp. Collected and pressed; pressed together; urged; driven; filled by a promiscuous multitude.

    CROWDER, n. A fiddler; one who plays on a crowd.

    CROWDING, ppr. Pressing together; pushing; thrusting; driving; assembling in a promiscuous multitude; filling; urging.

    CROWN, n. [G., L.]

    1. An ornament worn on the head by kings and sovereign princes, as a badge of imperial or regal power and dignity. Figuratively, regal power; royalty; kingly government, or executive authority.NWAD CROWN.2

    2. A wreath or garland.NWAD CROWN.3

    3. Honorary distinction; reward.NWAD CROWN.4

    They do it to obtain a corruptible crown; we, an incorruptible. 1 Corinthians 9:25.NWAD CROWN.5

    4. Honor; splendor; dignity.NWAD CROWN.6

    The crown has fallen from our heads. Lamentations 5:16; Philippians 4:1.NWAD CROWN.7

    A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband. Proverbs 12:4.NWAD CROWN.8

    5. The top of the head; the top of a mountain or other elevated object. The end of an anchor, or the point from which the arms proceed.NWAD CROWN.9

    6. The part of a hat which covers the top of the head.NWAD CROWN.10

    7. A coin anciently stamped with the figure of a crown. The English crown is five shillings sterling. The French crown is a hundred and nine cents. Other coins bear the same name.NWAD CROWN.11

    8. Completion; accomplishment.NWAD CROWN.12

    9. Clerical tonsure in a circular form; a little circle shaved on the top of the head, as a mark of ecclesiastical office or distinction.NWAD CROWN.13

    10. Among jewelers, the upper work of a rose diamond.NWAD CROWN.14

    11. In botany, an appendage to the top of a seed, which serves to bear it in the wind.NWAD CROWN.15

    CROWN, v.t.

    1. To invest with a crown or regal ornament. Hence, to invest with regal dignity and power.NWAD CROWN.17

    2. To cover, as with a crown; to cover the top.NWAD CROWN.18

    And peaceful olives crowned his hoary head.NWAD CROWN.19

    3. To honor; to dignify; to adorn.NWAD CROWN.20

    Thou hast crowned him with glory and honor. Psalm 8:5.NWAD CROWN.21

    4. To reward; to bestow an honorary reward or distinction on; as the victor crowned with laurel.NWAD CROWN.22

    5. To reward; to recompense.NWAD CROWN.23

    Shell crown a grateful and a constant flame.NWAD CROWN.24

    6. To terminate or finish; to complete; to perfect.NWAD CROWN.25

    7. To terminate and reward; as, our efforts were crowned with success.NWAD CROWN.26

    CROWNED, pp. Invested with a crown, or with regal power and dignity; honored; dignified; rewarded with a crown, wreath, garland or distinction; recompensed; terminated; completed; perfected.

    CROWNER, n. He or that which crowns or completes.

    CROWNET, n. A coronet, which see. Shakespeare has used it for chief end or last purpose; but this sense is singular.

    CROWN-GLASS, n. The finest sort of English window-glass.

    CROWN-IMPERIAL, n. A plant of the genus Fritillaria, having a beautiful flower.

    CROWNING, ppr. Investing with a crown, or with royalty or supreme power; honoring with a wreath or with distinction; adorning; rewarding; finishing; perfecting.

    CROWNING, n.

    1. In architecture, the finishing of a member or any ornamental work.NWAD CROWNING.3

    2. In marine language, the finishing part of a knot, or interweaving of the strands.NWAD CROWNING.4

    CROWN-OFFICE, n. In England, an office belonging to the court of Kings Bench, of which the kings coroner or attorney is commonly master, and in which the attorney general and clerk exhibit informations for crimes and misdemeanors.

    CROWN-POST, n. In building, a post which stands upright in the middle, between two principal rafters.

    CROWN-SCAB, n. A scab formed round the corners of a horses hoof, a cancerous and painful sore.

    CROWN-THISTLE, n. A flower.

    CROWN-WHEEL, n. In a watch, the upper wheel next the balance, which drives the balance, and in royal pendulums, is called the swing-wheel.

    CROWN-WORK, n. In fortification, an outwork running into the field, consisting of two demi-bastions at the extremes and an entire bastion int he middle, with curtains. It is designed to gain some hill or advantageous post, and cover the other works.

    CROYLSTONE, n. Crystalized cauk, in which the crystals are small.

    CRUCIAL, a. [L., a cross.] In surgery, transverse; passing across; intersecting; in form of a cross; as crucial incision.

    CRUCIAN, n. A short, thick, broad fish, of a deep yellow color.

    CRUCIATE, v.t. [L., to torture, a cross.] To torture; to torment; to afflict with extreme pain or distress; but he verb is seldom used. [See Excruciate.]

    CRUCIATE, a. Tormented. [Little used.]

    CRUCIATION, n. The act of torturing; torment. [Little used.]

    CRUCIBLE, n.

    1. A chemical vessel or melting pot, made of earth, and so tempered and baked, as to endure extreme heat without melting. It is used for melting ores, metals, etc.NWAD CRUCIBLE.2

    2. A hollow place at the bottom of a chemical furnace.NWAD CRUCIBLE.3

    CRUCIFEROUS, a. [L., a cross, and to bear.] Bearing the cross.

    CRUCIFIER, n. [See Crucify.] A person who crucifies; one who puts another to death on a cross.

    CRUCIFIX, n. [L., to fix on a cross; to fix.]

    1. A cross on which the body of Christ is fastened in effigy.NWAD CRUCIFIX.2

    2. A representation, in painting or statuary, of our Lord fastened to the cross.NWAD CRUCIFIX.3

    3. Figuratively, the religion of Christ. [Little used.]NWAD CRUCIFIX.4

    CRUCIFIXION, n. [See Crucifix.] The nailing or fastening of a person to a cross, for the purpose of putting him to death; the act or punishment of putting a criminal to death by nailing him to a cross.

    CRUCIFORM, a. [L., a cross, and form.] Cross-shaped.

    In botany, consisting of four equal petals, disposed int he form of a cross.NWAD CRUCIFORM.2

    CRUCIFY, v.t. [L., cross, to fix.]

    1. To nail to a cross; to put to death by nailing the hands and feet to a cross or gibbet, sometimes anciently, by fastening a criminal to a tree, with cords.NWAD CRUCIFY.2

    But they cried, crucify him, crucify him. Luke 23:21.NWAD CRUCIFY.3

    2. In scriptural language, to subdue; to mortify; to destroy the power or ruling influence of.NWAD CRUCIFY.4

    They that are Christs have crucified the flesh, with the affections and lusts. Galatians 5:24.NWAD CRUCIFY.5

    3. To reject and despise.NWAD CRUCIFY.6

    They crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh. Hebrews 6:6.NWAD CRUCIFY.7

    To be crucified with Christ, is to become dead to the law and to sin, and to have indwelling corruption subdued. Galatians 2:20 and Galatians 6:14.NWAD CRUCIFY.8

    4. To vex or torment. [Not used.]NWAD CRUCIFY.9

    CRUCIFYING, ppr. Putting to death on a cross or gibbet; subduing; destroying the life and power of.

    CRUD, n. Curd. [See Crud, the usual orthography.]

    CRUDE, a. [L. G.]

    1. Raw; not cooked or prepared by fire or heat; in its natural state; undressed; as crude flesh; crude meat. In this sense, raw is more generally used.NWAD CRUDE.2

    2. Not changed from its natural state; not altered or prepared by any artificial process; as crude salt; crude alum.NWAD CRUDE.3

    3. Rough; harsh; unripe; not mellowed by air or other means; as crude juice.NWAD CRUDE.4

    4. Unconcocted; not well digested in the stomach.NWAD CRUDE.5

    5. Not brought to perfection; unfinished; immature; as the crude materials of the earth.NWAD CRUDE.6

    6. Having indigested notions.NWAD CRUDE.7

    7. Indigested; not matured; not well formed, arranged, or prepared in the intellect; as, crude notions; a crude plan; a crude theory.NWAD CRUDE.8

    CRUDELY, adv. Without due preparation; without form or arrangement; without maturity or digestion.


    1. Rawness; unripeness; an undigested or unprepared state; as the crudeness of flesh or plants, or of any body in its natural state.NWAD CRUDENESS.2

    2. A state of being unformed, or indigested; immatureness; as the crudeness of a theory.NWAD CRUDENESS.3

    CRUDITY, n. [L.] Rawness; crudeness. Among physicians, undigested substances in the stomach; or unconcocted humors, not well prepared for expulsion; excrements. In the latter senses, it admits of the plural.

    CRUDLE, v.t. To coagulate. But this word is generally written curdle, which see.

    CRUDY, a.

    1. Concreted; coagulated. [Not in use. See Curd.]NWAD CRUDY.2

    2. Raw; chill. [Not used. See Crude.]NWAD CRUDY.3

    CRUEL, a. [L. See Crude and Rude.]

    1. Disposed to give pain to others, in body or mind; willing or pleased to torment, vex or afflict; inhuman; destitute of pity, compassion or kindness; fierce; ferocious; savage; barbarous; hardhearted; applied to persons or their dispositions.NWAD CRUEL.2

    They are cruel, and have no mercy. Jeremiah 6:23.NWAD CRUEL.3

    2. Inhuman; barbarous; savage; causing pain, grief or distress; exerted in tormenting, vexing or afflicting.NWAD CRUEL.4

    Cursed be their wrath, for it was cruel. Genesis 49:7.NWAD CRUEL.5

    The tender mercies of the wicked are cruel. Proverbs 12:10.NWAD CRUEL.6

    Others had trials of cruel mockings. Hebrews 11:36.NWAD CRUEL.7

    CRUELLY, adv.

    1. In a cruel manner; with cruelty; inhumanly; barbarously.NWAD CRUELLY.2

    Because he cruelly oppressed, he shall die in his iniquity. Ezekiel 18:18.NWAD CRUELLY.3

    2. Painfully; with severe pain, or torture; as, an instrument may cut the flesh most cruelly.NWAD CRUELLY.4

    CRUELNESS, n. Inhumanity; cruelty.

    CRUELTY, n. [L.]

    1. Inhumanity; a savage or barbarous disposition or temper, which is gratified in giving unnecessary pain or distress to others; barbarity; applied to persons; as the cruelty of savages; the cruelty and envy of the people.NWAD CRUELTY.2

    2. Barbarous deed; any act of a human being which inflicts unnecessary pain; any act intended to torment, vex or afflict, or which actually torments or afflicts, without necessity; wrong; injustice; oppression.NWAD CRUELTY.3

    With force and with cruelty have ye ruled them. Ezekiel 34:4.NWAD CRUELTY.4

    CRUENTATE, a. [L.] Smeared with blood. [Little used.]

    CRUET, n. [See Cruse.] A vial or small glass bottle, for holding vinegar, oil, etc.

    CRUISE, n. [See Cruse.]

    CRUISE, v.i. s as z. [See Cross.] To sail back and forth, or to rove on the ocean in search of an enemys ships for capture, or for protecting commerce; or to rove for plunder as a pirate. The admiral cruised between the Bahama isles and Cuba. We cruised off Cape Finisterre. A pirate was cruising in the gulf of Mexico.

    CRUISE, n. A voyage made in crossing courses; a sailing to and fro in search of an enemys ships, or by a pirate in search of plunder.

    CRUISER, n. A person or a ship that cruises; usually, an armed ship that sails to and fro for capturing an enemys ships, for protecting the commerce of the country, or for plunder.

    CRUISING, ppr. Sailing for the capture of an enemys ships, or for protecting commerce, or for plunder as a pirate.

    CRUMB, n. [G.] A small fragment or piece; usually, a small piece of bread or other food, broken or cut off.

    Lazarus, desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table. Luke 16:21.NWAD CRUMB.2

    CRUMBLE, v.t. [G.] To break into small pieces; to divide into minute parts.

    CRUMBLE, v.i.

    1. To fall into small pieces; to break or part into small fragments.NWAD CRUMBLE.3

    I a stone is brittle, it will crumble into gravel.NWAD CRUMBLE.4

    2. To fall into decay; to perish; as, our flesh shall crumble into dust.NWAD CRUMBLE.5

    CRUMBLED, pp. Broken or parted into small pieces.

    CRUMBLING, ppr. Breaking into small fragments; falling into small pieces; decaying.

    CRUMENAL, n. [L.] A purse. [Not used.]

    CRUMMY, a. Full of crums; soft.

    CRUMP, a. [G. Crump, rump, rumple, crumple, crimple, are doubtless of one family.] Crooked; as crump-shouldered.

    CRUMPET, n. A soft cake.

    CRUMPLE, v.i. [from crump. See Rumple, the same word without a prefix.] To draw or press into wrinkles or folds; to rumple.

    CRUMPLE, v.i. To contract; to shrink.

    CRUMPLED, pp. Drawn or pressed into wrinkles.

    CRUMPLING, ppr. Drawing or pressing into wrinkles.

    CRUMPLING, n. A small degenerate apple.

    CRUNK, CRUNKLE, v.i. To cry like a crane. [Not used.]

    CRUOR, n. [L.] Gore; coagulated blood.

    CRUP, CROUP, n. The buttocks.

    CRUP, a. Short; brittle. [Not in use.]

    CRUPPER, n. [See Croup.]

    1. In the manege, the buttocks of a horse; the rump.NWAD CRUPPER.2

    2. A strap of leather which is buckled to a saddle, and passing under a horses tail, prevents the saddle from being cast forward onto the horses neck.NWAD CRUPPER.3

    CRUPPER, v.t. To put a crupper on; as, to crupper a horse.

    CRURAL, a. [L., the leg.] Belonging to the leg; as the crural artery, which conveys blood to the legs, and the crural vein, which returns it.

    CRUSADE, n. [L.] A military expedition undertaken by Christians, for the recovery of the Holy Land, the scene of our Saviors life and sufferings, from the power of infidels or Mohammedans. Several of these expeditions were carried on from Europe, under the banner of the cross, from which the name originated.

    CRUSADE, n. A Portuguese coin stamped with a cross.

    CRUSADER, n. A person engaged in a crusade.

    CRUSE, n. [See Crucible.] A small cup.

    Take with thee a cruse of honey. 1 Kings 14:3.NWAD CRUSE.2

    In New England, it is used chiefly or wholly for a small bottle or vial for vinegar, called a vinegar-cruse.NWAD CRUSE.3

    CRUSET, n. [See Crucible.] A goldsmiths crucible or melting pot.

    CRUSH, v.t.

    1. To press and bruise between two hard bodies; to squeeze, so as to force a thing out of its natural shape; to bruise by pressure.NWAD CRUSH.2

    The ass--crushed Balaams foot against the wall. Numbers 22:25.NWAD CRUSH.3

    To crush grapes or apples, is to squeeze them till bruised and broken, so that the juice escapes. Hence, to crush out, is to force out by pressure.NWAD CRUSH.4

    2. To press with violence; to force together into a mass.NWAD CRUSH.5

    3. To overwhelm by pressure; to beat or force down, by an incumbent weight, with breaking or bruising; as, the man was crushed by the fall of a tree.NWAD CRUSH.6

    To crush the pillars which the pile sustain.NWAD CRUSH.7

    Who are crushed before the moth. Job 4:19.NWAD CRUSH.8

    4. To overwhelm by power; to subdue; to conquer beyond resistance; as, to crush ones enemies; to crush a rebellion.NWAD CRUSH.9

    5. To oppress grievously.NWAD CRUSH.10

    Thou shalt be only oppressed and crushed always. Deuteronomy 28:33.NWAD CRUSH.11

    6. To bruise and break into fine particles by beating or grinding; to comminute.NWAD CRUSH.12

    CRUSH, v.i. To be pressed into a smaller compass by external weight or force.

    CRUSH, n. A violent collision, or rushing together, which breaks or bruises the bodies; or a fall that breaks or bruises into a confused mass; as the crush of a large tree, or of a building.

    The wrecks of matter, and the crush of worlds.NWAD CRUSH.15

    CRUSHED, pp. Pressed or squeezed so as to break or bruise; overwhelmed or subdued by power; broken or bruised by a fall; grievously oppressed; broken or bruised to powder; comminuted.

    CRUSHING, ppr. Pressing or squeezing into a mass, or until broken or bruised; overwhelming; subduing by force; oppressing; comminuting.

    CRUST, n. [L., G.]

    1. An external coat or covering of a thing, which is hard or harder than the internal substance; as the crust of bread; the crust of snow; the crust of dross; the crust of a pie.NWAD CRUST.2

    2. A piece of crust; a waste piece of bread.NWAD CRUST.3

    3. A shell, as the hard covering of a crab and some other animals.NWAD CRUST.4

    4. A scab.NWAD CRUST.5

    5. The superficial substances of the earth are, in geology, called its crust.NWAD CRUST.6

    CRUST, v.t.

    1. To cover with a hard case or coat; to spread over the surface a substance harder than the matter covered; to incrust; as, to crust a thing with clay; to crust cake with sugar; crusted with bark.NWAD CRUST.8

    2. To cover with concretions.NWAD CRUST.9

    CRUST, v.i. To gather or contract into a hard covering; to concrete or freeze, as superficial matter.

    CRUSTACEOLOGY. [See Crustalogy.]

    CRUSTACEOUS, a. [L.] Pertaining to crust; like crust; of the nature of crust or shell. Crustaceous animals, or Crustacea, have a crust or shell composed of several jointed pieces, and in their external form have a great resemblance to insects; but in their internal structure and economy, they are quite different. They were arranged by Linne, in the same class with the insects, but now form a class by themselves. They include the crab, lobster, shrimp, etc.

    CRUSTACEOUSNESS, n. The quality of having a soft and jointed shell.

    CRUSTALOGICAL, a. [See Crustalogy.] Pertaining to curstalogy.

    CRUSTALOGIST, n. One who describes, or is versed in the science of crustaceous animals.

    CRUSTALOGY, n. [L., a shell, Gr., discourse.] That part of zoology which treats of crustaceous animals, arranging them in orders, tribes and families, and describing their forms and habits.

    [Crustaceology, the word sometimes used, is ill-formed, and its derivatives inconveniently long. Who can endure such words as crustaceological?]NWAD CRUSTALOGY.2

    CRUSTATED, a. Covered with a crust; as crustated basalt.

    CRUSTATION, n. An adherent crust; incrustation.

    CRUSTED, pp. Covered with a crust.

    CRUSTILY, adv. [from crusty.] Peevishly; harshly; morosely.


    1. The quality of crust; harness.NWAD CRUSTINESS.2

    2. Peevishness; moroseness; surliness.NWAD CRUSTINESS.3

    CRUSTING, ppr. Covering with crust.

    CRUSTY, a.

    1. Like crust; of the nature of crust; pertaining to a hard covering; hard; as a crusty coat; a crusty surface or substance.NWAD CRUSTY.2

    2. Peevish; snappish; morose; surly; a word used in familiar discourse, but not deemed elegant.NWAD CRUSTY.3

    CRUTCH, n. [G.]

    1. A staff with a curving cross piece at the head, to be placed under the arm or shoulder, to support the lame in walking.NWAD CRUTCH.2

    2. Figuratively, old age.NWAD CRUTCH.3

    CRUTCH, v.t. To support on crutches; to prop or sustain, with miserable helps, that which is feeble.

    Two fools that crutch their feeble sense on verse.NWAD CRUTCH.5

    CRUX, n. [L., a cross.] Any thing that puzzles and vexes. [Little used.]

    CRUYSHAGE, n. A fish of the shark kind, having a triangular head and mouth.

    CRY, v.i. pret. and pp. cried. It ought to be cryed.

    1. To utter a loud voice; to speak, call or exclaim with vehemence; in a very general sense.NWAD CRY.2

    2. To call importunately; to utter a loud voice, by way of earnest request of prayer.NWAD CRY.3

    The people cried to Pharaoh for bread. Genesis 41:55.NWAD CRY.4

    The people cried to Moses, and he prayed. Numbers 11:2.NWAD CRY.5

    3. To utter a loud voice in weeping; to utter the voice of sorrow; to lament.NWAD CRY.6

    But ye shall cry for sorrow of heart. Isaiah 65:14.NWAD CRY.7

    Esau cried with a great and bitter cry. Genesis 27:34.NWAD CRY.8

    Also, to weep or shed tears in silence; a popular use of the word.NWAD CRY.9

    4. To utter a loud sound in distress; as, Heshbon shall cry. Isaiah 15:4.NWAD CRY.10

    He giveth food to the young raves which cry. Psalm 147:9.NWAD CRY.11

    5. To exclaim; to utter a loud voice; with out.NWAD CRY.12

    And, lo, a spirit taketh him, and he suddenly crieth out. Luke 9:39.NWAD CRY.13

    6. To proclaim; to utter a loud voice, in giving public notice.NWAD CRY.14

    Go, and cry in the ears of Jerusalem. Jeremiah 2:2.NWAD CRY.15

    The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness. Isaiah 40:3.NWAD CRY.16

    7. To bawl; to squall; as a child.NWAD CRY.17

    8. To yelp, as a dog. It may be used for the uttering of a loud voice by other animals.NWAD CRY.18

    To cry against, to exclaim, or utter a loud voice, by way of reproof, threatening or censure.NWAD CRY.19

    Arise, go to Nineveh, and cry against it. Jonah 1:2.NWAD CRY.20

    To cry out, to exclaim; to vociferate; to scream; to clamor. To complain loudly.NWAD CRY.21

    To cry out against, to complain loudly, with a view to censure; to blame; to utter censure.NWAD CRY.22

    To cry to, to call on in prayer; to implore.NWAD CRY.23

    CRY, v.t.

    1. To proclaim; to name loudly and publicly for giving notice; as, to cry goods; to cry a lost a child.NWAD CRY.25

    To cry down,NWAD CRY.26

    1. To decry; to depreciate by words or in writing; to dispraise; to condemn.NWAD CRY.27

    Men of dissolute lives cry down religion, because they would not be under the restraints of it.NWAD CRY.28

    2. To overbear. Cry down this fellows insolence.NWAD CRY.29

    To cry up,NWAD CRY.30

    1. To praise; to applaud; to extol; as, to cry up a man’s talents or patriotism, or a womans beauty; to cry up the administration.NWAD CRY.31

    2. To raise the price by proclamation; as, to cry up certain coins. [Not in use.]NWAD CRY.32

    To cry off, in the vulgar dialect, is to publish intentions of marriage.NWAD CRY.33

    CRY, n. plu. cries.

    1. In a general sense, a loud sound uttered by the mouth of an animal; applicable to the voice of man or beast, and articulate or inarticulate.NWAD CRY.35

    2. A loud or vehement sound, uttered in weeping, or lamentation; it may be a shriek or scream.NWAD CRY.36

    And there shall be a great cry in all the land of Egypt. Exodus 11:6.NWAD CRY.37

    3. Clamor; outcry; as, war, war, is the public cry.NWAD CRY.38

    And there arose a great cry. Acts 23:9.NWAD CRY.39

    4. Exclamations of triumph, or wonder, or of other passion.NWAD CRY.40

    5. Proclamation; public notice.NWAD CRY.41

    At midnight there was a cry made. Matthew 25:6.NWAD CRY.42

    6. The notices of hawkers of wares to be sold int he street are called cries; as the cries of London.NWAD CRY.43

    7. Acclamation; expression of popular favor.NWAD CRY.44

    The cry went once for thee.NWAD CRY.45

    8. A loud voice in distress, prayer or request; importunate call.NWAD CRY.46

    He forgetteth not the cry of the humble. Psalm 9:12.NWAD CRY.47

    There was a great cry in Egypt. Exodus 12:30.NWAD CRY.48

    9. Public reports or complaints; noise; fame.NWAD CRY.49

    Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah is great--I will go down, and see whether they have done altogether according to the cry of it. Genesis 18:21.NWAD CRY.50

    10. Bitter complaints of oppression and injustice.NWAD CRY.51

    He looked for righteousness, and behold a cry. Isaiah 5:7.NWAD CRY.52

    11. The sound or voice of irrational animals; expression of joy, fright, alarm, or want; as the cries of fowls, the yell or yelping of dogs, etc.NWAD CRY.53

    1. A pack of dogs.NWAD CRY.54

    CRYAL, n. The heron.

    CRYER, n. A crier, which see.

    CRYER, n. A kind of hawk, called the falcon gentle, an enemy to pigeous, and very swift.

    CRYING, ppr. Uttering a loud voice; proclaiming; etc.

    CRYING, a. Notorious; common; great; as a crying sin or abuse.

    CRYING, n. Importunate call; clamor; outcry.

    CRYOLITE, n. [Gr., cold, and stone, ice-stone.] A fluate of soda and alumin, found in Greenland, of a pale grayish white, snow white, or yellowish brown. It occurs in masses of a foliated structure. It has a glistening, vitreous luster.

    CRYOPHORUS, n. [Gr., frost, and to bear.] Frost-bearer; an instrument for showing the relation between evaporation at low temperatures and the production of cold.

    CRYPT, n. [Gr., to hide.] A subterranean cell or cave, especially under a church for the interment of persons; also, a subterranean chapel or oratory, and the grave of a martyr.

    CRYPTIC, CRYPTICAL, a. Hidden; secret; occult.

    CRYPTICALLY, adv. Secretly.

    CRYPTOGAM, n. [See Cryptogamy.] In botany, a plant whose stamens and pistils are not distinctly visible.

    CRYPTOGAMIAN, a. Pertaining to plants of the class Cryptogamia, including ferns, mosses, sea-weeds, mushrooms, etc.

    CRYPTOGAMY, n. [Gr., concealed, and marriage.] Concealed marriage; a term applied to plants whose stamens and pistils are not well ascertained, or too small to be numbered with certainty.

    CRYPTOGRAPHER, n. One who writes in secret characters.

    CRYPTOGRAPHICAL, a. Written in secret characters or in cipher, or with sympathetic ink.

    CRYPTOGRAPHY, n. [Gr., hidden, and to write.] The act or art of writing in secret characters; also, secret characters or cypher.

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