crowkeeper
noun Date: 1562 dialect England a person employed to scare off crows

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  • Crowkeeper — Crow keep er ( k?p ?r), n. A person employed to scare off crows; hence, a scarecrow. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Scaring the ladies like a crowkeeper. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • crowkeeper — noun a) A person employed to scare of crows. b) A scarecrow …   Wiktionary

  • crowkeeper — n. one who is employed to scare off crows; scarecrow …   English contemporary dictionary

  • crowkeeper — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun now dialect England : a person employed to scare off crows …   Useful english dictionary

  • Handle — Han dle (h[a^]n d l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Handled} ( d ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Handling} ( dl[i^]ng).] [OE. handlen, AS. handlian; akin to D. handelen to trade, G. handeln. See {Hand}.] 1. To touch; to feel with the hand; to use or hold with the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Handled — Handle Han dle (h[a^]n d l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Handled} ( d ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Handling} ( dl[i^]ng).] [OE. handlen, AS. handlian; akin to D. handelen to trade, G. handeln. See {Hand}.] 1. To touch; to feel with the hand; to use or hold… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Handling — Handle Han dle (h[a^]n d l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Handled} ( d ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Handling} ( dl[i^]ng).] [OE. handlen, AS. handlian; akin to D. handelen to trade, G. handeln. See {Hand}.] 1. To touch; to feel with the hand; to use or hold… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To handle without gloves — Handle Han dle (h[a^]n d l), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Handled} ( d ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Handling} ( dl[i^]ng).] [OE. handlen, AS. handlian; akin to D. handelen to trade, G. handeln. See {Hand}.] 1. To touch; to feel with the hand; to use or hold… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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