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crescent

kre suhnt

  • n  any shape resembling the curved shape of the moon in its first or last quarters
  • s  resembling the new moon in shape

  • They had been on land barely two weeks, living in tents behind a crescent fence of brush, when about 200 Indians attacked the settlers leaving two dead and 11 wounded.
  • A PTI photo essay on May 31 - June 5: A crescent sun over Beirut, a brief protest in Mexico City and a gorilla in the midst of napping.
  • Today the clean, shiny mosque looks like a Polish church, decorated in pink, yellow and blue, the Moslem star crescent festooned with painted roses and daisies.
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  • King Abdullah II in Washington Post
    In 2004, Jordan's King Abdullah II warned that Iran was seeking to establish "a Shiite crescent" including Iraq, Syria and Lebanon.
  • Jonathan Toews in Canada.com
    I think I've practised that (shootout scenario) a few times in my head, back in my backyard rink on Sloane Crescent (in Winnipeg),Toews said at the time. "So it was basically a dream come true tonight."
  • Tony Avella in CNSNews.com
    Right now, the law calls for a menorah, star and crescent, and Christmas tree but specifically prohibits a nativity scene,Avella noted. "A menorah and a star and crescent are religious symbols. A Christmas tree is not."

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