(Crow's"-foot`) n.; pl. Crow's-feet
1. pl. The wrinkles that appear, as the effect of age or dissipation, under and around the outer corners
of the eyes. Tennyson.
2. (Mil.) A caltrop. [Written also crowfoot.]
3. (Arch.) Same as Bird's- mouth. [U.S.]
(Crow"-silk`) n. (Bot.) A filamentous fresh-water alga (Conferva rivularis of Linnaeus, Rhizoclonium
rivulare of Kutzing).
(Crow's-nest`) n. (Naut.) A box or perch near the top of a mast, esp. in whalers, to shelter
the man on the lookout.
(Crow"step`) n. (Arch.) See Corriestep.
(Crow"stone`) n. (Arch.) The top stone of the gable end of a house. Halliwell.
(Crowth) n. An ancient musical instrument. See 4th Crowd.
(Crow"toe`) n. (Bot.)
1. The Lotus corniculatus. Dr. Prior.
2. An unidentified plant, probably the crowfoot. "The tufted crowtoe." Milton.
(Crow"-trod`den) a. Marked with crow's-feet, or wrinkles, about the eyes. [Poetic]
Do I look as if I were crow-trodden?
Beau. & FL.
(Croyl"stone`) n. (Min.) Crystallized cawk, in which the crystals are small.
(Croys) n. See Cross, n. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Croze) n. [Cf. Cross, and Crosier.] A cooper's tool for making the grooves for the heads of
casks, etc.; also, the groove itself.
(Cro"zier) n. See Crosier.
(Cro"ziered) a. Crosiered.
(Cru"cial) a. [F. crucial, fr. L. crux, crucis, cross, torture. See Cross.]
1. Having the form of a cross; appertaining to a cross; cruciform; intersecting; as, crucial ligaments; a crucial
2. Severe; trying or searching, as if bringing to the cross; decisive; as, a crucial test.
(Cru"cian carp`) [Cf. Sw. karussa, G. karausche, F. carousse, - assin, corassin, LL.
coracinus, Gr. a sort of fish.] (Zoöl.) A kind of European carp inferior to the common carp; called also
The gibel or Prussian carp is now generally considered a variety of the crucian carp, or perhaps a hybrid
between it and the common carp.