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Crestfallen

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Dispirited. The allusion is to fighting cocks, whose crest falls in defeat and rises rigid and of a deep red colour in victory

“Shall I seem crest-fallen in my father’s sight?”


Shakespeare: Richard II., i. 1.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Crepidam
Crescent
Crescent City (The)
Crescit
Cresselle
Cresset
Cressida
Cresswell (Madame)
Cressy (Battle of)
Crestfallen
Crete
Creticus
Cretinism
Crex
Crib (A)
Crib (A)
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Cricket
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