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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
 
Crow
 
To shoot at crows is powder flung away.
        Gay. Ep. IV. Last line.
  1
  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.
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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.
        Longfellow—Tales of a Wayside Inn. The Poet’s Tale. Birds of Killingworth. St. 19.
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      Light thickens; and the crow
Makes wing to the rooky wood.
        Macbeth. Act III. Sc. 2. L. 49.
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The crow doth sing as sweetly as the lark
When neither is attended.
        Merchant of Venice. Act V. Sc. 1. L. 102.
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As the many-winter’d crow that leads the clanging rookery home.
        Tennyson—Locksley Hall. St. 34.
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