crow shrike


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Shrike \Shrike\, n. [Akin to Icel. skr[imac]kja a shrieker, the
   shrike, and E. shriek; cf. AS. scr[imac]c a thrush. See
   Shriek, v. i.] (Zool.)
   Any one of numerous species of oscinine birds of the family
   Laniidae, having a strong hooked bill, toothed at the tip.
   Most shrikes are insectivorous, but the common European gray
   shrike (Lanius excubitor), the great northern shrike
   (Lanius borealis), and several others, kill mice, small
   birds, etc., and often impale them on thorns, and are, on
   that account called also butcher birds. See under
   Butcher.
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   Note: The ant shrikes, or bush shrikes, are clamatorial birds
         of the family Formicaridae. The cuckoo shrikes of the
         East Indies and Australia are Oscines of the family
         Campephagidae. The drongo shrikes of the same regions
         belong to the related family Dicruridae. See
         Drongo.
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   Crow shrike. See under Crow.

   Shrike thrush.
   (a) Any one of several species of Asiatic timaline birds of
       the genera Thamnocataphus, Gampsorhynchus, and
       allies.
   (b) Any one of several species of shrikelike Australian
       singing birds of the genus Colluricincla.

   Shrike tit.
   (a) Any one of several Australian birds of the genus
       Falcunculus, having a strong toothed bill and sharp
       claws. They creep over the bark of trees, like titmice,
       in search of insects.
   (b) Any one of several species of small Asiatic birds
       belonging to Allotrius, Pteruthius, Cutia,
       Leioptila, and allied genera, related to the true tits.
       Called also hill tit.

   Swallow shrike. See under Swallow.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Crow \Crow\, n. [AS. cr[=a]we a crow (in sense 1); akin to D.
   kraai, G. kr[aum]he; cf. Icel. kr[=a]ka crow. So named from
   its cry, from AS. cr[=a]wan to crow. See Crow, v. i. ]
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   1. (Zool.) A bird, usually black, of the genus Corvus,
      having a strong conical beak, with projecting bristles. It
      has a harsh, croaking note. See Caw.
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   Note: The common crow of Europe, or carrion crow, is {Corvus
         corone}. The common American crow is {Corvus
         Americanus}. See Carrion crow, and Illustr., under
         Carrion.
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   2. A bar of iron with a beak, crook, or claw; a bar of iron
      used as a lever; a crowbar.
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            Get me an iron crow, and bring it straight
            Unto my cell.                         --Shak.
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   3. The cry of the cock. See Crow, v. i., 1.
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   4. The mesentery of a beast; -- so called by butchers.
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   Carrion crow. See under Carrion.

   Crow blackbird (Zool.), an American bird ({Quiscalus
      quiscula}); -- called also purple grackle.

   Crow pheasant (Zool.), an Indian cuckoo; the common coucal.
      It is believed by the natives to give omens. See Coucal.
      

   Crow shrike (Zool.), any bird of the genera Gymnorhina,
      Craticus, or Strepera, mostly from Australia.

   Red-legged crow. See Crough.

   As the crow flies, in a direct line.

   To pick a crow, To pluck a crow, to state and adjust a
      difference or grievance (with any one).
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