crested crested  /ˈkrɛ stəd/


  1. (adj) bearing an heraldic device
  2. (adj) (of a bird or animal) having a usually ornamental tuft or process on the head; often used in combination
  3. (adj) (of a knight's helmet) having a decorative plume



  1. The World's Ugliest Dog competition, now in its 21st year, is held at the Sonoma-Marin Fair and attracts contestants like Elwood, a Chinese crested and chihuahua mix, above.
  2. In a little valley they found it, an exquisite cluster of white Manchu buildings, gold-crested pinnacles, infested by bearded monks.
  3. The Van Climbers disconnect their telephones, lock the crested gates of their country estate, refuse to be interviewed.


  1. Receding Flood Waters Reveal Extensive Damage at Columbia Bottom, Dove Hunting Affected

    By Dan Zarlenga - The massive flood waters that crested the Columbia Bottom Conservation Area levee June 2 and toppled the State Champion eastern cottonwood tree also left a large portion of the area’s road system devastated, among other damage.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Kansas City InfoZine

  2. Water creeps higher in Natick as flood warnings continue for Charles, Sudbury rivers

    Living at the end of River Street in Natick, with the Charles River a literal stone’s throw away, residents here are aware of the danger of flooding. It happened in 2006 and 2009, when the Charles crested and covered the land around several residences, and boats were the only way to reach them. The river swelled again overnight and reached the patio steps of several homes. It is expected to rise ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Boston Globe

  3. City of Cedar Rapids commemorates 5 year flood anniversary

    On June 13, 2008, the Cedar River crested at more than 31 feet, impacting some ten square miles of the city of Cedar Rapids.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: KWWL Iowa


  1. "The reason I call it a hobby is a lot of people have tried and failed to make it [internet-enabled TV services] a business," he said. "It's a business that's hundreds of thousands of units per year but it hasn't crested to be millions of...
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Steve Jobs Source:

  2. "In northern New Brunswick we moved to a recovery mode and teams are visiting affected homes and helping with the recovery, but in southern New Brunswick the water still has not crested," Premier Shawn Graham said Sunday. "It is important to...
    on May 4, 2008 By: Shawn Graham Source:

  3. "I can't believe it - the Superbike race was amazing but this was really special," said Donald. "All the top riders were in the race and the bike worked so well. On lap two I got my head down and it really felt good. Once I crested the...
    on Jun 2, 2008 By: Cameron Donald Source: BBC News

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