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Red Crescent

an organization functioning as the Red Cross in Muslim countries. Unabridged
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  • At nightfall Timar, left alone, noticed one sack differently marked from the rest--marked with a Red Crescent!

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  • The gale was then decreasing and the three-days-old moon showed as a Red Crescent on the northern horizon.


    Sir Ernest Shackleton
  • In ruber the sexes are alike having both a great extension of the red in the throat, and a Red Crescent.

    Problems of Genetics William Bateson
  • The previous day two wounded Turks, a machine-gun officer and a Red Crescent orderly, had arrived in the aid-post.

    The Leicestershires beyond Baghdad

    Edward John Thompson
  • Thus Turkey has substituted a Red Crescent, and Persia a red sun for the cross.

  • Thus Turkey reserved the right to use a Red Crescent, and Persia to use a red sun.

  • "Yes—the Red Crescent," he stammered once more; then the death-throes closed his lips—one short struggle, and he was a corpse.

British Dictionary definitions for Red Crescent

Red Crescent

a national branch of or the emblem of the Red Cross Society in a Muslim country
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Red Crescent in Medicine

Red Crescent n.

  1. A branch of the Red Cross organization operating in a Muslim country.

  2. The crescent-shaped emblem of such a branch.

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