Scarecrow
Scarecrow Scare"crow`, n. 1. Anything set up to frighten crows or other birds from cornfields; hence, anything terifying without danger. [1913 Webster]

A scarecrow set to frighten fools away. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. A person clad in rags and tatters. [1913 Webster]

No eye hath seen such scarecrows. I'll not march with them through Coventry, that's flat. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. (Zo["o]l.) The black tern. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]


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