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Craw   /krɔ/   Listen

A pouch in many birds and some lower animals that resembles a stomach for storage and preliminary maceration of food.  Synonym: crop.

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"Craw" Quotes from Famous Books

... gathers up the eggs and packs them away in her mouth like herring in a barrel. She naturally must employ the organs of the throat and also the organs between the gills and thus the appearance of the animal is greatly changed even to the extent that it looks very much like as if she had a craw. Furthermore, during ths [tr. note: sic] entire period, which is about fourteen days, the little animal cannot take food and is hampered very much in her movements. Therefore in case of imminent danger it becomes necessary for her to cast out the entire brood which then wretchedly perish, and for ...
— Evolution - An Investigation and a Critique • Theodore Graebner

... crane, and when it feels itself ill it fills its craw with water, and with its beak makes an ...
— The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci, Complete • Leonardo Da Vinci

Words linked to "Craw" :   crop, tum, stomach, breadbasket, tummy

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