Leaving the OR that night, I looked up the clear sky, at the flocks of white seagulls and a sliver of crescent moon.
Today, though our hearts are aching, we need to look up, where he is undoubtedly perched in a crescent moon, and we need to smile.
The crescent City is reinventing, rebuilding and reimagining itself.
The night was partly cloudy and cool—55 degrees—and a crescent moon climbed in the sky.
A rare happy moment under the crescent City Connection bridge.
A quaintly-wrought pendant in the form of a crescent depended from it and lay directly on the center of her forehead.
The buffaloes have their faces toward the outside of the crescent.
The blow-hole is transverse, crescentic, with the horns of the crescent pointing forwards.
Most of the herders had been so long at crescent Ranch that they knew exactly what to do.
Perceiving the crescent emancipation of the "Clarion," Mrs. Willard, after due consultation with her husband, appealed to Hal.
late 14c., "crescent-shaped ornament," from Anglo-French cressaunt, from Old French creissant "crescent of the moon" (12c., Modern French croissant), from Latin crescentum (nominative crescens), present participle of crescere "come forth, spring up, grow, thrive, swell, increase in numbers or strength," from PIE root *ker- "to grow" (cf. Latin Ceres, goddess of agriculture, creare "to bring forth, create, produce;" Greek kouros "boy," kore "girl;" Armenian serem "bring forth," serim "be born").
Applied in Latin to the waxing moon, luna crescens, but subsequently in Latin mistaken to refer to the shape, not the stage. The original Latin sense is preserved in crescendo. A badge or emblem of the Turkish sultans (probably chosen for its suggestion of "increase"); figurative sense of "Muslim political power" is from 1580s, but modern writers often falsely associate it with the Saracens of the Crusades or the Moors of Spain. Horns of the waxing moon are on the viewer's left side; those of the waning moon are on his right.
crescent cres·cent (krěs'ənt)
Something having concave and convex edges terminating in points. adj.
Partly but less than half illuminated. Used to describe the Moon or a planet. Compare gibbous.