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Word: crest

Definition: top (as of a hill or wave); showy feathers on the head of a bird


Sentences Containing 'crest'

A road a mile long -LRB- 5280 feet -RRB- has a grade of 132 if the crest of the hill is 132 feet above the level at which the road started.
Many a lusty crest waving Hector, that towered a whole foot above his crowding comrades, fell before my weapon and rolled in the dust.
But I was rebuked for trying to feed an idle and frivolous curiosity in so solemn and so mournful a place; and went my way with a humbled crest.
Realizing this, Villefort came to the rescue of the crest fallen minister, instead of aiding to crush him.
The man, somewhat crest fallen by the rebuke he had received, repeated what the concierge had said.
Poor Danglars looked so crest fallen and discomfited that Monte Cristo assumed a pitying air towards him.
With my body in one easy-chair and my legs upon another, I had surrounded myself with a cloud of newspapers until at last, saturated with the news of the day, I tossed them all aside and lay listless, watching the huge crest and monogram upon the envelope upon the table and wondering lazily who my friend's noble correspondent could be.
He says: "On the scutcheon we'll have a bend OR in the dexter base, a saltire MURREY in the fess, with a dog, couchant, for common charge, and under his foot a chain embattled, for slavery, with a chevron VERT in a chief engrailed, and three invected lines on a field AZURE, with the nombril points rampant on a dancette indented; crest, a runaway nigger, SABLE, with his bundle over his shoulder on a bar sinister; and a couple of gules for supporters, which is you and me; motto, MAGGIORE FRETTA, MINORE OTTO.
I resolved to mount to the summit of a crest, perhaps a mile and a half away, from which I could get a wider view of this our planet in the year Eight Hundred and Two Thousand Seven Hundred and One A.D.
With a strange sense of freedom and adventure I pushed on up to the crest.
I suppose I covered the whole distance from the hill crest to the little lawn, two miles perhaps, in ten minutes.
'As the hush of evening crept over the world and we proceeded over the hill crest towards Wimbledon, Weena grew tired and wanted to return to the house of grey stone.
To the north-eastward, the glare of snow lay under the starlight of the sable sky and I could see an undulating crest of hillocks pinkish white.
His dress was very plain and simple, and the fashion of it between the Asiatic and the European; but he had on his head a light helmet of gold, adorned with jewels, and a plume on the crest.
In Noah's flood he despised Noah's Ark; and if ever the world is to be again flooded, like the Netherlands, to kill off its rats, then the eternal whale will still survive, and rearing upon the topmost crest of the equatorial flood, spout his frothed defiance to the skies.
But struggling out of it again, and chancing to rise on a towering crest, he shouted,--"Sail on the whale!--Drive him off!"

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