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Crow’s-Nest (The)

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in a Greenlander’s galley, is a small room constructed of staves, something like an empty cask. It is fitted up with seats and other conveniences, and here the person on watch continues for two hours looking out for whales. The whale generally announces his approach by a “blowing,” which may in favourable circumstances be heard several miles off.

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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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Crowbar
Crowd or Crouth
Crowdero
Crown
Crown Glass
Crown Office (The)
Crown of the East
Crowns
Crowner
Crow’s-Nest (The)
Crowquill (Alfred)
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Crucial
Crude Forms
Cruel (The)
Cruel (now Crewel) Garters
Crummy
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Crusades