Crows

From Wikiquote
Jump to: navigation, search

Crows are birds of the genus Corvus, or more broadly a synonym for all of Corvus. The term "crow" is used as part of the common name of many species.

Quotes[edit]

  • It is better to fall in with crows than with flatterers; for in the one case you are devoured when dead, in the other case while alive.
  • Even the blackest of them all, the crow,
    Renders good service as your man-at-arms,
    Crushing the beetle in his coat of mail.
    And crying havoc on the slug and snail.
  • "As the crow flies"—a popular and picturesque expression to denote a straight line.
    • William Henry Maule, J., Stokes v. Grissell (1854), 23 L. J. Rep. Part 7 (N. S.), Com. PL 144.
  • To shoot at crows is powder flung away.
    • John Gay, Epistle IV, Last line; reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 152.
  • Only last night he felt deadly sick, and, after a great deal of pain, two black crows flew out of his mouth and took wing from the room.
    • Gesta Romanorum, Tale XLV; reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 152.

External links[edit]

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has an article about: