Crescent

A mysterious 1/4 moon shaped artifact found in the Great Basin area of the United States that may have been a blade form, or a scraper or a transverse hafted projectile point. It is found in one of three types: A crescent moon; a crescent half moon; a crescent butterfly shape.

Crescent

In heraldry, a crescent is displayed with the horns directed upward and is often used as a cadency mark to distinguish a second son and his descendants.
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crescent

[adj] - shaped as having two horns 2. [n] - any shape resembling the curved shape of the moon in its first or last quarters
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crescent

Curved shape of the Moon when it appears less than half illuminated. It also refers to any object or symbol resembling the crescent Moon. Often associated with Islam, it was first used by the Turks...
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Crescent

Cres'cent (krĕs's e nt) noun [ Middle English cressent , cressaunt , crescent (in sense 1), Old French creissant increasing, French croissant , present participle of croître , Old French creistre , from Latin crescere to increase, v. inc...
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Crescent

Cres'cent transitive verb 1. To form into a crescent, or something resembling a crescent. [ R.] Anna Seward. 2. To adorn with crescents.
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crescent

1. Any figure of the shape of the moon in its first quarter. ... 2. The figure made by the gray columns or cornua on cross-section of the spinal cord. ... Synonym: malarial crescent. ... Origin: L. Cresco, pp. Cretus, to grow ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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crescent

noun any shape resembling the curved shape of the moon in its first or last quarters
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crescent

(kres´әnt) shaped like a new moon. something with this shape. adj., crescen´tic., adj. Giannuzzi crescents crescent-shaped patches of serous cells surrounding the mucous tubercles in mixed glands. sublingual crescent the crescen...
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Crescent

• (v. t.) To adorn with crescents. • (v. t.) To form into a crescent, or something resembling a crescent. • (n.) The ancient symbol of Byzantium or Constantinople. • (n.) The increasing moon; the moon in her first quarter, or when defined by a concave and a convex edge; also, applied improperly to the old or decreasing moon in a...
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Crescent

(from the article `Literary Voices for Islam in the West`) The virtue of the veiled woman that Aboulela portrays, however, is questioned by Diana Abu-Jaber, an Arab American writer, in Crescent (2003). Rana, ...
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crescent

political, military, and religious emblem of the Byzantine and Turkish empires and, later and more generally, of all Islmic countries.[6 related articles]
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crescent

crescent The crescent moon is so called because it is increasing in size from night to night. The word is used with reference to the moon only in its first quarter, and is applied to anything of similar shape.
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crescent

Type: Term Pronunciation: kres′ent Definitions: 1. Any figure of the shape of the moon in its first quarter. 2. The figure made by the gray columns or cornua on cross-section of the spinal cord. Synonyms: malarial crescent
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Crescent

The Crescent was a British first-class cruiser of 7,700 tons launched in 1892.
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crescent

crescent, emblematic representation of the quarter moon. The crescent and star, ancient Byzantine symbols that became the emblems of Constantinople, were also assumed as the standard of the Ottoman Turks. The crescent surmounted by a cross indicates the origin of the Eastern Orthodox Church. The cre...
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Crescent

Crescent is a geometrical form resembling the moon in its first quarter, and used as a charge in heraldry. It is perhaps better known as the symbol of the Ottoman Turks and a symbol of Islam. The crescent as an emblem is of very high antiquity, being that of the Greek goddess Artemis or Diana. It is found on medals of many ancient cities, particula...
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Crescent

[architecture] A crescent is an architectural structure where a number of houses, normally terraced houses, are laid out in an arc to form a crescent shape. A famous historic crescent is the Royal Crescent in Bath, England. ==Examples== The following are examples of architectural crescents: ...
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Crescent

[solitaire] Crescent is a solitaire card game played with two decks of playing cards mixed together. The game is so called because when the cards are dealt properly, the resulting piles should form a large arc or a crescent. First, one king and one ace of each suit are removed to form the bases for the foundations. The kings are placed on a...
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Crescent

[Pictish symbol] The crescent is a Pictish symbol of unknown meaning, that is generally found in combination with an overlaid V-rod on Class I and Class II Pictish stones and infrequently without (as is the case on the Drosten Stone). The symbol is found in various combinations with other symbols, notably with the double disc and z-rod. ==G...
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Crescent

[cyclecar] Crescent Motors Ltd manufactured a cyclecar in Walsall and Birmingham between 1911 and 1915. The car was powered originally by a 964cc J.A.P air-cooled V-twin engine with friction disc transmission and belt drive. When Crescent Motors moved the Birmingham, the J.A.P engine was replaced by a Blumenfeld V-twin engine, and chain dri...
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