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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Crow
 
The impudent crow with full throat invites the rain, and solitary stalks by herself on the dry sand.
        Davidson’s Virgil.—(Buckley) Georgics, Book I. p. 45.
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If the old shower-foretelling crow
  Croak not her boding note in vain,
To-morrow’s eastern storm shall strow
  The woods with leaves, with weeds the main.
        Francis Horace.—Book III. Ode XVII. Line 9.
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It warn’t for nothing that the raven was croaking on my left hand.
        Riley’s Plautus.—Vol. I. The Aulularia, Act IV. Scene 3.
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That raven on the left-hand oak
(Curse on his ill-betiding croak)
Bodes me no good.
        Gay.—Fable XXXVII. Farmer’s Wife and the Raven.
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