(Craw) n. [Akin to D. kraag neck, collar, G. kragen, Sw. kräfva craw, Dan. kro, and possibly to Gr. or bro`chqos throat. &radic25. Cf. Crag neck.] (Zoöl.) (a) The crop of a bird. (b) The stomach of an animal.

(Craw"fish`) Crayfish
(Cray"fish`) (kra"fish`), n.; pl. -fishes or -fish. [Corrupted fr. OE. crevis, creves, OF. crevice, F. écrevisse, fr. OHG. krebiz crab, G. krebs. See Crab. The ending -fish arose from confusion with E. fish.] (Zoöl.) Any crustacean of the family Astacidæ, resembling the lobster, but smaller, and found in fresh waters. Crawfishes are esteemed very delicate food both in Europe and America. The North American species are numerous and mostly belong to the genus Cambarus. The blind crawfish of the Mammoth Cave is Cambarus pellucidus. The common European species is Astacus fluviatilis.

(Craw"ford) n. A Crawford peach; a well-known freestone peach, with yellow flesh, first raised by Mr. William Crawford, of New Jersey.

(Crawl) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Crawled (kr&addld); p. pr. & vb. n. Crawling.] [Dan. kravle, or Icel. krafla, to paw, scrabble with the hands; akin to Sw. kräla to crawl; cf. LG. krabbeln, D. krabbelen to scratch.]

1. To move slowly by drawing the body along the ground, as a worm; to move slowly on hands and knees; to creep.

A worm finds what it searches after only by feeling, as it crawls from one thing to another.

2. Hence, to move or advance in a feeble, slow, or timorous manner.

He was hardly able to crawl about the room.

The meanest thing that crawl'd beneath my eyes.

3. To advance slowly and furtively; to insinuate one's self; to advance or gain influence by servile or obsequious conduct.

Secretly crawling up the battered walls.

Hath crawled into the favor of the king.

Absurd opinions crawl about the world.

4. To have a sensation as of insect creeping over the body; as, the flesh crawls. See Creep, v. i., 7.

(Crawl) n. The act or motion of crawling; slow motion, as of a creeping animal.

(Crawl), n. [Cf. Kraal.] A pen or inclosure of stakes and hurdles on the seacoast, for holding fish.

(Crawl"er) n. One who, or that which, crawls; a creeper; a reptile.

(Crawl"y) a. Creepy. [Colloq.]

(Cray Cray"er) (-er), n. See Crare. [Obs.]

(Cray"fish) n. (Zoöl.) See Crawfish.

(Cray"on) n. [F., a crayon, a lead pencil (crayon Conté Conté's pencil, i. e., one made a black compound invented by Conté), fr. craie chalk, L. creta; said to be, properly, Cretan earth, fr. Creta the island Crete. Cf. Cretaceous.]

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