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Synonyms for crescent

meniscus

Synonyms

sickle-shaped

Synonyms for crescent

any shape resembling the curved shape of the moon in its first or last quarters

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resembling the new moon in shape

References in classic literature ?
The Zeppelin circled slowly over this scene twice while the Prince surveyed it from the swinging gallery; it then rose towards the centre of the crescent and transferred the Prince and his suite, Kurt included, to the Hohenzollern, which had been chosen as the flagship during the impending battle.
The Germans numbered sixty-seven great airships and they maintained the crescent formation at a height of nearly four thousand feet.
A heavy report recalled Bert's eyes to the zenith, and behold, the great crescent had lost its dressing and burst into a disorderly long cloud of airships
As they threaded the steep side streets already powdered with silver, Angus finished his story; and by the time they reached the crescent with the towering flats, he had leisure to turn his attention to the four sentinels.
As he spoke they were all checked by an unusual sight; the big blue policeman came round the corner of the crescent, running.
As they reached the other end of the crescent he observed abruptly, "Stupid of me
Unconsciously they were walking with quickening steps down the long sweep of road on the other side of the high crescent, Father Brown leading briskly, though in silence.
It was in its octant, and showed a crescent finely traced on the dark background of the sky.
It floated out upon the night, over the housetops, the crescent of the river, losing itself in the silence of the upper air.
I saw that the crescent was designed to cross the region of the heart.
The first stroke of the razorlike crescent athwart any portion of the band, would so detach it that it might be unwound from my person by means of my left hand.
As soon as divine service was over, the Thorpes and Allens eagerly joined each other; and after staying long enough in the pump-room to discover that the crowd was insupportable, and that there was not a genteel face to be seen, which everybody discovers every Sunday throughout the season, they hastened away to the Crescent, to breathe the fresh air of better company.
As to the phenomenon known as the "ashy light," it is explained naturally by the effect of the transmission of the solar rays from the earth to the moon, which give the appearance of completeness to the lunar disc, while it presents itself under the crescent form during its first and last phases.
Rising from either side of her head were the points of a crescent.
Dare you to wear your brother's coat without the crescent which should stamp you as his cadet.