Alive, the question would be whether, being the victor, he would not crow over me.
"You can crow over it, if you like," Hubert said remorsefully.
I'll never pretend to crow over her again; but it's awful, oh!
As long as he sees you unhappy about it he will have a crow over you.
Thats my proper place, and no miserable upstart like Alan Heathcote is going to crow over me.
They're thinking to crow over us, Capt'n. Don't cross by the ferry.
It is but a humble sort of triumph to crow over—and where does Barty Josselin come in?
You always allow these galivanters of curates to crow over you.
I have missed the crow over the cornfield, and lost the crow over my shooting which I would otherwise have had.
And I shall not give her the chance to crow over me, and say, 'I told you so!'
Indian tribe of the American Midwest, the name is a rough translation of their own name, Apsaruke.
Old English crawe, imitative of bird's cry. Phrase eat crow is perhaps based on the notion that the bird is edible when boiled but hardly agreeable; first attested 1851, American English, but said to date to War of 1812 (Walter Etecroue turns up 1361 in the Calendar of Letter Books of the City of London). Crow's foot "wrinkle around the corner of the eye" is late 14c. Phrase as the crow flies first recorded 1800.
Old English crawian "make a loud noise like a crow" (see crow (n.)); sense of "exult in triumph" is 1520s, perhaps in part because the English crow is a carrion-eater. Related: Crowed; crowing.