Definition for SCARE-CROW

SCARE-CROW, n. [scare and crow.]

  1. Any frightful thing set up to frighten crows or other fowls from corn-fields; hence, any thing terrifying without danger; a vain terror. A scarecrow set to frighten fools away. – Dryden.
  2. A fowl of the sea gull kind; the black gull. – Dict. Nat. Hist. Pennant.

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