By some mistake his toddy was given to the crower, and he swallowed the hen-medicine himself, and retired to bed.
Gradually the rouleaus of the "crower" dwindled down to a three or four of dollars, or so.
I have no doubt my crower will weigh eighteen or nineteen pounds, at two years old; he is now only eight months old!
My crower stands three feet four inches high, and his middle toe measures 7-1/2 inches in length.
The word "pullet" is also used by others, but the popular names for a cockerel are crower and young rooster.
Indian tribe of the American Midwest, the name is a rough translation of their own name, Apsaruke.
Old English crawe, imitative of bird's cry. Phrase eat crow is perhaps based on the notion that the bird is edible when boiled but hardly agreeable; first attested 1851, American English, but said to date to War of 1812 (Walter Etecroue turns up 1361 in the Calendar of Letter Books of the City of London). Crow's foot "wrinkle around the corner of the eye" is late 14c. Phrase as the crow flies first recorded 1800.
Old English crawian "make a loud noise like a crow" (see crow (n.)); sense of "exult in triumph" is 1520s, perhaps in part because the English crow is a carrion-eater. Related: Crowed; crowing.