King crow


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(Zool.) A black drongo shrike (Buchanga atra) of India; - so called because, while breeding, they attack and drive away hawks, crows, and other large birds.
The Dicrurus macrocercus of India, a crested bird with a long, forked tail. Its color is black, with green and blue reflections. Called also devil bird.

See also: King, King

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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In 1978, King Crow, an employee of what was then Commercial National Bank, mentioned to Gleason during a lunch that he should buy a bank.
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CHRIS BURGESS Compelling crow King Crow by Michael Stewart, Bluemoose, pounds 12.99 AN OFFBEAT and fascinating take on the eternal triangle, this debut novel from the Bradford-based playwright mixes intense emotion with ornithology.
King Crow tells the story of 16-year-old Cooper, and the book's opening line:'When I look at people I wonder what sort of bird they are?' really sets the scene for what unfolds.