Examples from the Web for scarecrow
It would be like if after the 40th pipe in Flappy Bird was a scarecrow.Lost For Thousands of Strokes: 'Desert Golfing' Is 'Angry Birds' as Modern Art|Alec Kubas-Meyer|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
There, the beloved characters would emerge: the Cowardly Lion singing about courage and the Scarecrow dancing with the crows.
There's no Judy Garland songs, no Scarecrow, no Tin Man, no Cowardly Lion.What Critics Are Saying About ‘Oz: The Great and Powerful’|Marlow Stern|March 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
His size 22 feet splayed out in front of him, he resembles an oversize version of the scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz.
And, like the scarecrow, I'm glad you found a bit of your brain.How the People in My District Got Stupak to Change His Mind|Michael Moore|March 22, 2010|DAILY BEAST
"If she is, she may be of great service to us," answered the Scarecrow, who was impressed by a sudden thought.The Marvellous Land of Oz|L. Frank Baum
I went back to my companions and explained, and before evening we had picked the scarecrow to pieces.The New Education|Scott Nearing
Out on to the wooden platform of the circus tent went Bunny, the scarecrow boy, and Sue, the Jack-o'-lantern girl.Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue Playing Circus|Laura Lee Hope
But the Woodman had seen them coming and the Scarecrow had decided what to do.The Wonderful Wizard of Oz|L. Frank Baum
The smaller creature stopped and stared fixedly at the Scarecrow.The Royal Book of Oz|L. Frank Baum
British Dictionary definitions for scarecrow
- an untidy-looking person
- a very thin person
Word Origin and History for scarecrow
1550s, from scare (v.) + crow (n.). Earliest reference is to a person employed to scare birds. Meaning "device of straw and cloth in grotesque resemblance of a man, set up in a grain field or garden to frighten crows," is implied by 1580s; hence "gaunt, ridiculous person" (1590s). The older name for such a thing was shewel. Shoy-hoy apparently is another old word for a straw-stuffed scarecrow (Cobbett began using it as a political insult in 1819 and others picked it up; OED defines it as "one who scares away birds from a sown field," and says it is imitative of their cry).