CROW, noun [G., Latin ]
1. A large black fowl, of the genus Corvus; the beak is convex and cultrated, the nostrils are covered with bristly feathers, the tongue is forked and cartilaginous. This is a voracious fowl, feeding on carrion and grain, particularly maiz, which it pulls up, just after it appears above ground.
To pluck or pull a crow is to be industrious or contentious about a trifle, or thing of no value.
2. A bar of iron with a beak, crook or two claws, used in raising and moving heavy weights.
3. The voice of the cock. [See the Verb.]
CROW, verb intransitive preterit tense and participle passive crowed; formerly, preterit tense crew. [Gr. See the Noun.]
1. To cry or make a noise as a cock, in joy, gaiety or defiance.
2. To boast in triumph; to vaunt; to vapor; to swagger. [A popular, but not an elegant use of the word.]