crescent

Part of speech:

Crescent- shaped.

Part of speech: adjective

Increasing, as the new moon.

Part of speech: noun

The moon in its first quarter, or something so shaped. as the device on the Turkish standard.

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Usage examples "crescent":

  1. Conversation was not to be expected from a gentleman who was made to stand up with Kingsbury Crescent. - "Ayala's Angel", Anthony Trollope.
  2. From the mast- head floated out his standard, of crimson charged with a green crescent. - "The Sea-Hawk", Raphael Sabatini.
  3. Well he knew, Or by the sun or crescent moon, how best To set his canvas fitted for the breeze To- morrow's light would bring. - "Pharsalia; Dramatic Episodes of the Civil Wars", Lucan.